Safari white alert popup

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Scott38660, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Scott38660 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    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.

  2. NoBoMac, Apr 10, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016

    NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    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.

  3. Scott38660 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    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.
  4. beebarb macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    To me it does seem they are moving toward some more design consistency with iOS.
    Honestly it does make some sense.
  5. KALLT, Apr 11, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016

    KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    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.
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    Yes, it's to make it easy to tell it's from a website.
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That is the new alert style with Safari 9.1.

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

    Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 7.21.20 AM.png

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