Skip navigation

How do I stop Pop-Under windows?

8940 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2012 3:32 PM by schoodle RSS
schoodle Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Oct 19, 2010 7:15 PM
Why doesn't Block Pop-up Windows in Safari 5.0.2 stop Pop-Under windows?
Mac Mini 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Logitech mouse, Apple wired keyboard, acer monitor
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 19, 2010 8:29 PM (in response to schoodle)
    HI...

    Glimmer Blocker does a great job and it's free.

    Available here. http://glimmerblocker.org/

    Compatible with Leopard v10.5 and Safari 5

    I haven't had any pop ups, under, over.. nada since installing Glimmer Blocker. If you don't like it it's very easy to uninstall, instructions here. http://glimmerblocker.org/wiki/Uninstall












    Carolyn
    27" iMac 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 MBAir iPad iPhone 3GS iLife iWork Pages Keynote, Mac OS X (10.6.4), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport JBL
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,565 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 24, 2010 4:43 PM (in response to schoodle)
    schoodle --

    We we Mac volunteers here find a great little app that works great and it's free,
    we do tend to recommend it. I started several months ago, after I installed on
    my Macs. No pop-ups or pop-unders since I put it on.

    We sharing helpful recommendations.

    Most of us who regularly volunteer here just really like to help.

    < Edited by Host >
    15" MBP; 20"iMac Duo; 12 PB G4; mini; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.4), LaCie Ext. HD
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 23, 2010 7:15 PM (in response to schoodle)
    It wouldn't be ethical for me to advise for Safari users to install a third party add-on if I indeed were the developer.

    GlimmerBlocker is written by Vitality Aps as noted here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/glimmerblocker.html

    I advise using it because it works.











    27" iMac 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 MBAir iPad iPhone 3GS iLife iWork Pages Keynote, Mac OS X (10.6.4), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport JBL
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,565 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 23, 2010 7:56 PM (in response to schoodle)
    schoodle --
    Revision of previous post.

    GlimmerBlocker is a great app.
    It's the ONLY third party internet app I have installed.
    It works great, and does not need to be updated after each Safari update.

    You will find that most of us who help here, just do it to help other Mac users.
    When there is conflict of interest, i.e., developers recommending their own apps,
    the Hosts step in very quickly, and require a caveat statement at the end of their posts.
    "I may receive financial compensation, etc., etc."
    That how you can tell the developer of an app you're asking about.
    15" MBP; 20"iMac Duo; 12 PB G4; mini; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.4), LaCie Ext. HD
  • callmejefferson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 20, 2010 9:45 AM (in response to schoodle)
    I am having the same issue with Safari 5.0.2. I never had pop-unders, or pop-ups when I was using older OS or versions of Safari. Why should I have to download a third party application, when this is obviously something Apple needs to fix? Don't they have some kind of bug fix to handle this issue? It's obviously an error in the coding...
    Macbook 6,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • David Cun Level 4 Level 4 (1,380 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 3, 2011 6:16 AM (in response to schoodle)
    I agree too. But, what's a pop-under?
    Early 2009 Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6), G4 Sawtooth; 10.4.11; several upgrades
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,565 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 18, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to schoodle)

    schoodle, have you made sure your Glimmer Blocker is up to date?  I have very few pop-unders and no pop-overs.  I mean maybe 2 in the last 6 months . . .

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.