My first popup!

iSaint

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I just had my first pop-up ad on my iBook since my switch 9 months ago! I'm using Firefox, and lo and behold I switched pages and there was an Applebee's click through ad!

And I think I was surfing around MacRumors when it happened!

Anyone else get pop-ups? ...or not?
 

ToddW

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Feb 26, 2004
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i've been getting popups for the past couple of days. i forget which sites though. i'm using safari
 

iGary

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May 26, 2004
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This has been happening to me for weeks.

I've gone from one every now and then to leaving Safari and having 20 pop-unders left behind.

Evidently, advertiser-scumcoders have figured a way around the blocking code.

Ready for a fix anytime.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Never gotten a pop-up using Firefox, yet...

There has been a lot of pop-unders plaguing Safari users the last month or so, though, so maybe the ad programmers are getting better... :(
 

killuminati

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For a whole year and a half I hadn't had a single popup on my powebook. But now in Safari they started about a month ago. I only get about 2 per day and that pisses me off. I can't imagine how the pc users feel :p
 

ldburroughs

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Feb 25, 2005
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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Never gotten a pop-up using Firefox, yet...

There has been a lot of pop-unders plauging Safari users the last month or so, though, so maybe the ad programmers are getting better... :(
I get popups now and then and it generally happens when I visit a Mac themed site. I don't get any on this site but on some of the other Mac forum sites I see them from time to time. I'm using Safari. I don't get any using IE on my desktop while vising the same sites. The latest upgrade in Windows has effectively blocked all popups, even those you may want. You get a little notice at the top that will allow you to permit the popup. Is there anything like this for Safari? I personally like using Safari because it is what came with my computer and I really don't care for Firefox but I may consider it if this continues. Any suggestions?
 

Westside guy

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Oct 15, 2003
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The technology to defeat pop-up ad blockers has been around for almost a year, and has recently started to be widely used. I'd imagine a developer over on Firefox/Mozilla is making it a priority to figure out how it works, and will find a way to block those as well - at least that's what I'm hoping. :D
 

skunk_pb17

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Mar 11, 2005
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in a dark cave ;)
yeah... a pop-up is something that can really ruin your day :rolleyes:
most of the time i get them from smiley something, but it doesnt work for mac anyway :confused: hope apple fixes it.
 

Thomas Veil

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Feb 14, 2004
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Like many of you, I've been experiencing pop-ups for about a month now with Safari. Fairly rare, but still annoying.

And I'm still on Jaguar. Even if Apple comes out with a fix, it'll probably be only for Panther/Tiger.
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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Every time I get a pop-up in Safari, I submit a bug report to Apple. It takes two seconds, and the more they hear the complaints, hopefully the higher priority the fix will become.
 

OnaMacSince1989

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Jan 8, 2003
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ldburroughs said:
I get popups now and then and it generally happens when I visit a Mac themed site. I don't get any on this site but on some of the other Mac forum sites I see them from time to time. I'm using Safari. I don't get any using IE on my desktop while vising the same sites. The latest upgrade in Windows has effectively blocked all popups, even those you may want. You get a little notice at the top that will allow you to permit the popup. Is there anything like this for Safari? I personally like using Safari because it is what came with my computer and I really don't care for Firefox but I may consider it if this continues. Any suggestions?
There isn't currently an option to say 'yes' to a blocked pop-up, but if you are going to a page where you need to allow a pop up (like certain chat rooms), you can turn off the pop-up blocker temporarily and then turn it back on after the needed pop up appears.
 

Le Big Mac

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Jan 7, 2003
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OnaMacSince1989 said:
There isn't currently an option to say 'yes' to a blocked pop-up, but if you are going to a page where you need to allow a pop up (like certain chat rooms), you can turn off the pop-up blocker temporarily and then turn it back on after the needed pop up appears.
That would be a good new feature for safari--like a control-click (or alt-click), to allow a pop-up.
 

allisonv7

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Jul 20, 2004
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I was pop-up free since my iMac purchase in Jan. but the past week or so I've gotten about half a dozen. I use firefox, but haven't upgraded to the latest version yet...I wonder if this has something do with it?


allison.
 
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