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Firefox and Adblock
Authored by: Sparky9292 on Feb 10, '06 12:16:04AM

Until Safari comes with something as powerful as Adblock for Firefox, I'm staying with Firefox.

AFAIK, Safari doesn't have any way of blocking ads. That's too bad because I want to like Safari.

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Ad blocking with Safari
Authored by: gsgm on Feb 10, '06 04:01:18AM
I have been using a shareware package called Pith Helmet that works great with Safari. Not only does it block ads, but also cookies. (Both with user setting on how agressive!) Check

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Ad blocking with Safari
Authored by: octo on Feb 10, '06 07:11:32AM

Being one of the many *nix users who started to care about Macs after OSX was released, I can say that the Mac community's obsession with shareware annoys the crap out of me. Heck, it seems like I even now *depend* on shareware to fill the voids that Apple leaves in their software.

At least the *nix community realized a long time ago that if you're not going to make full-blown commercial software, just make it free/opensource. Of course this results in some culture-shock for all of us *nix users who have started being Mac users.

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software market diversity
Authored by: sjk on Feb 26, '06 09:16:01PM

So, you're implying there's no middle ground in the "*nix community" (which I've participated in for ~30 years) between free/opensource and full-blown commercial software? That kind of elitist view of what the software market should be annoys the crap out of me (if I may borrow your words), and probably a few developers and potential developers, too. And it almost sounds like you want sympathy for Apple leaving a void filled by shareware that it seems like you now depend on, yet are critical of?! Sort of a twisted combination of disappointment, greed, and anger.

Or, what exactly did you mean and what would would the software market (for OS X) really have to be to satisfy you?

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Firefox and Adblock
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Feb 10, '06 06:01:29AM

Blocking ads in Safari is trivial. Just grab any of the usercontent.css files floating around, set it as your stylesheet in the Advanced preferences, and you're done.

As for Flash, that's easy to deal with, too. Just disable plugins normally. When you come to a site that uses Flash (etc.) that you actually care about, cmd-comma and then the space bar will toggle the plugins setting if you've left the preferences at the Security pane.



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