safari ad blockers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pavelbure, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    can anyone recommend a good ad blocker for safari ? i usually use firefox, but for some strange reason firefox seems to lose internet connection after a few mins. all the time.
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Safari AdBlock uses the same AdBlock Plus definitions that Firefox uses. :)
     
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    Pith Helmet is the best IMO, but as of now you have to edit a plist file to get it to run in Safari 3.1 unfortunately.
     
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  7. ZDarius macrumors newbie

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    Safari Ad Blocker Not working

    Suddenly this morning I tried to launch Safari and I received this odd message on start up of Safari, ABP feed unable to connect, then Safari would not display anything on any URL except for a 1 pixel by 1 pixel gif. Once I thought about it for a few moments, I realized that this must be an addition that I installed and not the app itself. So I disabled Safari AdBlock and everything works again, except, Oh Yeah!!! All the friggin Ads are back because the Blocker is not on!! You forget about the ads once you get used to a blocker, even harmless sites like yahoo mail flood you with ads unless you block certain frames from loading using an ad blocker.

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  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    While I get the premise of the article, if they really want to change the game, they will address the ads themselves, not the ad blockers. There is a reason people use the ad blockers:

    • The ads are what makes the page load at a snails pace
    • The ads are typically what causes the page to crash
    • The ads are intrusive and take away from the content
    • Many of them are Flash and are awful to begin with

    GlimmerBlocker is another ad blocker to consider
     

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