Safari 3 Pop-up blocker

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Does anyone else using appleinsider - and some other sites - find that Safari's pop-up blocker is ineffective?



what's the deal? use to work great!!!

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    pbpb Posts: 4,234member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by debenm View Post


    Does anyone else using appleinsider - and some other sites - find that Safari's pop-up blocker is ineffective?



    what's the deal? use to work great!!!



    Hmm, I will have to try it again to be sure, but I think I have not seen pop-ups here with the blocker turned on.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    yvonyvon Posts: 40member
    same thing here, I have a pop up everytime I log in.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Yvon View Post


    same thing here, I have a pop up everytime I log in.



    Yeah, for a year or two Safari and Firefox's popup blockers worked very effectively! They blocked 90% of popups. Now they seem to block none of the spam/ad popups, only the useful ones you need.



    I'm curious, anyone know how the stupid ad sites got around the blocking?



    And yes I see the ones from AppleInsider. In fact, two just popped up! Or popped under, rather. At least the have the decency to pop "under".
  • Reply 4 of 8
    debenmdebenm Posts: 99member
    so I'm not the only one! pop-up blocker worked great for... a long time! Now, since 3.0 came I get them all the time. Kind of a bummer, because I use to tell windows/ie lovers, "I never get pop-up's and don't need a 3rd party software to kill them." That alone switched several family members to mac... now I can't say that
  • Reply 5 of 8
    endymionendymion Posts: 375member
    I get a flicker of a pop-up when I first visit, but it immediately closes and nothing else happens.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    pbpb Posts: 4,234member
    OK, now this is strange. Pop-up blocker either on or off, I get no pop-up from these forums. This is Safari 3.1.1.



    EDIT: same with Firefox 3.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,221member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PB View Post


    OK, now this is strange. ...



    Not so strange. I get no pop-ups on AppleInsider. Safari 3.1.1.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    pbpb Posts: 4,234member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me View Post


    Not so strange. I get no pop-ups on AppleInsider. Safari 3.1.1.



    At last.
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