Does AdBlock extension slow Safari down?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jon08, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Is it just me or does anyone else feel that AdBlock does affect the loading (opening) speed of a website slightly?
  2. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    Have they updated it to fix the crashing issue? I stopped using it because it would crash ALL THE TIME. So I guess you could say it loaded slower...since it never loaded.
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    It never crashed for me in the first place... but I guess they've updated it by now? It's at v2.0.9 now.
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Ideally it should make load times faster since the browser has to load less content.
  5. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Btw, one quick question: if AdBlock prevents certain vid (or whatever thing you'd actually like to see) from loading, how can you actually whitelist that item so that it will display it?
  6. theanimaster macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2005
    Google SunSpider, go to their website and run the test.

    Short answer: HELL YEAH.

    With Adblock not only does it make is WORLDS slower, but it also drains your RAM to heck.

    ...and I ordered 16GB of RAM because of this...

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