SafariBlock - Block Gmail Ads?

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Is there a way to block gmail ads with SafariBlock? If I block the frame Gmail no longer loads.

    I was able to block facebook ads with a style sheet (found the CSS code online somewhere) but everything I find for blocking gmail ads via CSS is old and no longer works.
     
  2. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    you honestly cant deal with that little strip of text?
     
  3. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    I don't think you can, it's part of the Gmail frame.
     
  5. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    Google have been clever enough to make text ads which look so discrete 99% of folks don't mind them and AbBlock devs have not put the effort in to remove them.
     
  6. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    seriously, they are so small i dont even see them. i love my adblock plus and surfing without it is torture but you would have to be really anal to want to get rid of the 1 strip of text in gmail.
     
  7. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why do you want to turn this into a philosophical discussion? You don't have anything useful to say, yet you've posted twice in this short thread.
     
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  9. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    Hmm my adblock plus blocks it... try updating ABP or downloading new lists.
     
  10. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    OP is talking about SafariBlock, which is for Safari.

    How were you able to block the ads in Gmail? I'd be interested in doing the same.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What ad? I've never seen an ad on Gmail. Where is it supposed to be?
     
  12. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    the horror!
     
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    Dang man. Seriously.
     
  14. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, not those. That doesn't bother me.

    It's the ones that show up to the right of the 'conversation' when actually reading emails:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Rout through the Mail application. No more ads and you can have all of your accounts in one place.
     
  16. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm aware of that. I have it set up but I don't like Mail.app too much.

    By the way ruinfx, that's the third time you've posted nothing of any value. Why do you insist on making yourself look silly?
     
  17. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    i didnt know what ads you were talking about because i use firefox and abp blocks them. the small text ad i posted before seemed trivial so i felt the need to mock you. you should have clarified you werent talking about the ads in the frame.

    this is what my abp shows as blocked when i open an email:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. omnivocal macrumors newbie

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    1. Log into Gmail.
    2. Click Settings > Web Clips.
    3. Uncheck "Show my web clips above the Inbox."

    Done.
     
  19. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's not what we're talking about. Read the thread.
     
  20. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I've been using this for a couple of weeks and prefer it to SafariBlock. It also doesn't block the Gmail embedded-in-email ads, but I started a ticket for it and the developer said he will add the ability to block elements, not just URLs.

    I've been using the 0.40 RC1 and it's been great.
     
  21. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    cool look forward to that. i was guess i was confused by what you meant cause for some reason it says that your pic is unavailable, but i see what you mean now. i hope they update it soon.
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use both Safari AdBlock and SafariBlock simultaneously. SafariBlock will allow you to right-click and block elements, as well as URLs.
     
  23. jayd macrumors member

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    is there any way to disable safariblock for certain websites automaticly without having to select disable safariblock under the dropdown menu everytime? theres a certain website that wont let me play videos when its enabled.
     
  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I haven't fully tested it, but if it works like Safari AdBlock, you can manually add a filter like this:
    @@|http://www.harley-davidson.com​
    Which should allow anything on that site.
     

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