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Fahrenheit
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2007-07-20, 07:43

I really want to use Safari, really. Its a nice browser, and I loved Safari 2 when it had the PithHelmet adblocker. I use Camino at the moment, which is nice, but slightly unstable, but Safari is nice and integrated...

So, is there an adblock solution for Safari 3 yet?

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2007-07-20, 07:50

http://pimpmysafari.com/plugins/safariblock-12
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Changes for 1.2
Added Safari 3.x compatibility
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2007-07-20, 07:55

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Nice. I use Safari Block for Safari 2 right now. Since it finally supports Safari 3, I might actually give the beta a try.
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2007-07-20, 08:00

Cheers, I had had a look but was thrown by how it works exactly...is there a list or something you download?
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2007-07-20, 08:11

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Cheers, I had had a look but was thrown by how it works exactly...is there a list or something you download?
You build a list yourself, much like AdBlock in Firefox, if you've ever used that.

You right-click on an image, iframe or flash animation (there's an option in the Safari menu bar to enable flash right-clicking) and specify that you want to block a URL. You can also use wildcards to filter out groups of addresses, such as:

http://*.doubleclick.net/* --> This would block doubleclick.net ads that use a subdomain
http://doubleclick.net/* --> This would block doubleclick.net ads that don't use a subdomain

You can also add addresses manually through Safari's preferences (a new pref pane for Safari Block gets added when you install the software).

Basically, the plugin tells Safari to ignore anything being loaded from the addresses you blocked, effectively erasing ads from any page you visit.

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2007-07-20, 08:16

But there is no list you can download, that ABP uses etc?
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2007-07-20, 08:18

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But there is no list you can download, that ABP uses etc?
Not that I've seen, but it only takes a few seconds to block a site. It's hardly a nuisance. I use ABP on my work PC, but I'm entirely happy with Safari Block on my Mac.

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2007-07-20, 12:59

I love ABP on my work PC. Ever since I added it to FF I haven't seen a single ad. Haven't had to do the right-click - add either. Good to know someone is developing a similar program for Safari, I may have to download this soon and check it out.
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