Safari white alert popup

Scott38660

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Mar 21, 2011
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Hey guys,

I started noticing a weird style for the safari alert popup a few days ago.
In this screenshot I just manually made Safari display an alert from the console with a simple:
alert("This looks a lot like apple's developer sites and iOS")

Have any of you ever seen that?
Do you think Apple is working on an OS X UI overhaul or facelift?
An overhaul seems unlikely given the recent changes to the UI in Yosemite but this is new and it looks a lot like Apple's developer website as well as iTunes Connect. Not sure what to think about this...

Curious about your thoughts.

Scott
 

NoBoMac

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What websites are you seeing this on?

Not getting that message, but similar formatted popup about winning a free iPad, just won something else etc. on this website only. And started happening within last 8-ish hours. All other sites, for me, are normal.

Appears MacRumors has been infected with adware, either on the site directly, or whoever their CDN for ads is.

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Scott38660

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The message isn't important because I set the message myself. I see this on all websites that use a javascript alert but I'm seeing this on OS X.
I'm more interested in the design of the alert view than the contents. For me this is the look of the default Safari alert view.
 

beebarb

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To me it does seem they are moving toward some more design consistency with iOS.
Honestly it does make some sense.
 

KALLT

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Apple added this to one of the latest versions of Safari 9 (probably 9.1). They likely used this style on purpose to distinguish JavaScript alerts and prompts from Cocoa dialogs. These alerts are now also rendered in the tab instead, so that alerts can no longer interrupt your work elsewhere and confuse users as to where they are really coming from.
 
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Weaselboy

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The message isn't important because I set the message myself. I see this on all websites that use a javascript alert but I'm seeing this on OS X.
I'm more interested in the design of the alert view than the contents. For me this is the look of the default Safari alert view.
That is the new alert style with Safari 9.1.

Here is mine when I go to log out of my router.

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