Pop-up blocker?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thedeejay, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. thedeejay, Oct 24, 2012
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    thedeejay macrumors 65816

    thedeejay

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    What I'm trying to figure out is if safari has an in-built pop up blocker. Somehow ads always get through. Anyone have any idea how to stop/disable this? Checked settings and couldn't find anything there.

    Thanks,

    theDEEJAY
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, in Safari, click Safari > Block Pop-Up Windows. Or click Safari > Preferences > Security > Block pop-up windows.

    It's true that not all pop-ups are blocked. I run several ad-blockers. ClickToFlash, Safari AdBlock, GlimmerBlocker and JavaScript Blocker are just a few.
     
  3. thedeejay thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Didn't want to start a new thread for the same topic. Anyone have any other recommendations or something that's like an ALL in one as the ones mentioned above?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be. I'm now down to 3, although they're not specifically for pop-ups: AdBlock for most ads (tried Adblock Plus but wasn't impressed), ClickToFlash for Flash content and JavaScript Blocker for JavaScripts.
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming that MacRumors makes most of it's money through advertising. Does MacRumors still make money if people use the adblocks ?
     
  6. thedeejay thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How effective are they? I still seem to see the occasional ad get by. Why is that
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    We're not talking about blocking ads on this site, but adblocking in general. The best way to avoid ads on this site is to contribute.
    No adblocker is 100% effective. As long as the ads that get by are infrequent, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  8. Plutonius, Aug 15, 2014
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    Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Yes but adblocking in general would also block the ads on this site. I was just asking if blocking the ads would affect the revenue to this site or other sites I visit. If it does, I can put up with a few ads so the sites get their money.

    I can't believe someone could have over 41,000 post especially since it's since May, 2008 (I never saw a macrumors Westmere before :D).
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, blocking ads does reduce the revenue sites make from those ads. That's why contributing to this site is a great idea.
    I never saw one before, either! :D
     

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