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BiRDBRAiN
5th September 2009, 08:14 PM
Since Snow Leopard has turned Firefox 3.5 into a bit of a three legged, dog that can't fetch.

So I've turned to Safari, and I am enjoying it. But... I'm missing my ad blocking.

What do other people use for ad blocking in Safari?

cejay
6th September 2009, 08:18 AM
I have no idea, but am intrigued by FF turning to poo. My FF is working fine and for some reason consistently outperforms Safari.

dagaz
6th September 2009, 09:44 AM
What do other people use for ad blocking in Safari?
I'm using GlimmerBlocker (http://glimmerblocker.org/) which, unlike AdBlock, doesn't run as an Input Manager and therefore can't be broken by Safari updates. I also use Click to Flash (http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/) to stop flash from automatically loading when I open a page.

BiRDBRAiN
6th September 2009, 09:57 AM
It's hit and miss.

Most of the time when I try to download something it beach balls and thats the end of Firefox.

BiRDBRAiN
6th September 2009, 10:00 AM
OK, an update.

For some *weird* reason, Snow Leopard was maintaining a network connection that was causing Firefox to beach ball when I did a save.

I tried doing a download again and just ignored Firefox, while the beach balling was occurring. It eventual came back to me with a 'host unavailable disconnect' message. After clicking 'disconnect' the Firefox save as dialog came up.

Go figure. It's working perfectly now.

areal
6th September 2009, 10:02 AM
I use Safari AdBlock which still works in 32-bit mode, just not as well as it used to. GlimmerBlocker didn't seem to be very effective.

grfxninja
6th September 2009, 10:07 AM
I use Safari AdBlock which still works in 32-bit mode, just not as well as it used to. GlimmerBlocker didn't seem to be very effective.

I couldn't get AdBlock working no matter what I did :(
It was very effective too. As you say, Glimmer Blocker seems a little hit and miss so far, though I haven't really "configured" it yet…

Steeley
7th September 2009, 10:17 PM
I use Glimmer Blocker (http://glimmerblocker.org/) in conjunction with Fanboy's CSS list (http://fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/fanboy-adblocklist-elements.css).

Glimmer Blocker blocks the ads, while Fanboy's list hide's the ugly grey boxes left behind. It's truly a match made in heaven.

juicecorp
21st September 2009, 10:57 PM
I found that Glimmer Blocker didn't block YouTube ads, where Safari Adblock does, though Safari Adblock does not work as well as it did since Snow Leopard.

Tom125
28th September 2009, 06:27 AM
Does anyone know if it's possible to configure Glimmer Blocker to use the normal Safari error message pages when it gets a 404 or can't connect to a website? I find the Glimmer replacement ones useless as the wording is vague so you don't know what the problem is, and they don't have a link to the network connection utility.

For all the talk of "Safari Ad Block is an input manager hack" it sure worked a lot better than Glimmer Blocker does. Hope they're working on a 64 bit version. The internet is ugly with all the ads everywhere.

Kendo
11th October 2009, 01:09 PM
Going by the discussion on the SafariBlock page, that 64-bit project seems dead...

Adblock by Vasi seems to be going somewhere— some have had success compiling their own packages. I'm just waiting for them to release their own...