safari ad blocking

Posted:
in Mac Software edited January 2014
hi,



since safari doesn't do this out of the box i've tried searching for a ad blocking solution.

so far i've only found pith helmet. (i know omniweb does this and firefox has a neat plugin).

are there (free, oss) alternatives i haven't found yet ?



cheers

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    igiligil Posts: 23member
    I have been using Privoxy for a long time. I works very well and the only negative thing is that you really need to read the manual to configure it.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,221member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by r3dx0r

    hi,



    since safari doesn't do this out of the box i've tried searching for a ad blocking solution.

    so far i've only found pith helmet. (i know omniweb does this and firefox has a neat plugin).

    are there (free, oss) alternatives i haven't found yet ?



    cheers




    Huh? What do you mean that Safari doesn't block pop-up ads? Mine does and so to will yours if you use Safari's built-in pop-up blocking. Just go to Safari > Preferences... and click the Security tab. Click the Block pop-up windows checkbox. I have never had a pop-up ad when I browsed with Safari.



    As for OmniWeb, it has a separate ad-blocking Preference tab. To block ads in Firefox, go to Firefox > Preferences.... Click the Web Features tab. Click the Block Up Windows checkbox.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    gavrielgavriel Posts: 175member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by iGil

    I have been using Privoxy for a long time. I works very well and the only negative thing is that you really need to read the manual to configure it.



    Thank you for this tip! I'm experimenting with it now and it's working great!
  • Reply 4 of 6
    r3dx0rr3dx0r Posts: 201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr. Me

    Huh? What do you mean that Safari doesn't block pop-up ads? Mine does and so to will yours if you use Safari's built-in pop-up blocking. Just go to Safari > Preferences... and click the Security tab. Click the Block pop-up windows checkbox. I have never had a pop-up ad when I browsed with Safari.



    As for OmniWeb, it has a separate ad-blocking Preference tab. To block ads in Firefox, go to Firefox > Preferences.... Click the Web Features tab. Click the Block Up Windows checkbox.




    perhaps i was a little bit too unspecific. pop-up blocking works just fine in safari. i actually meant banner ads, e.g. 'shoot the monkey' and annoying flash stuff that makes entire websites useless.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    r3dx0rr3dx0r Posts: 201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by iGil

    I have been using Privoxy for a long time. I works very well and the only negative thing is that you really need to read the manual to configure it.



    indeed thanks for the tip, i'll give it a try as well
  • Reply 6 of 6
    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
    Awhile back, Apple + Mozilla said they were going to combine forces to create an 'extensions' standard for their browsers........





    for those using Firefox, you can currently use AdBlock, which is the best on-the-fly ad blocker I've EVER (by far) used.





    I'm primarily a Safari user, so hopefully when Apple updates Safari to incorporate 'extensions' we'll be able to use AdBlock ...
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