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  • 15. Re: Where is the Safari 5.0.5 "Do Not Track" setting?
    Jeff Cable Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    babowa wrote:

    Therefore, I will consider this closed.

     

     

    OK.

  • 16. Re: Where is the Safari 5.0.5 "Do Not Track" setting?
    Jeff Cable Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ds store wrote:

     

    The "Do not track" is only a REQUEST that the web site honor the visitors request that they don't use tracking software to monitor their web usage...

     

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    So it's pointless to argue about this "Do Not Track" if it's on or not, it's a worthless feature.

     

    It's like asking the robber nicely not to take your wallet. The only effective solution is a user side blockers.

     

    Thank you for your very enlightening posts, ds store. You nailed the issue with the first post and the second post is really helpful and I will be implementing a computer level block list as you have described. I am obliged to you for your informative post.

     

     

  • 17. Re: Where is the Safari 5.0.5 "Do Not Track" setting?
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Glad to be of help, I don't like giving the megalomaniac marketers any information they will only use to abuse.

     

    I see no blinking, flashing ads. I don't get startled by a sudden sound blasting through my stereo from adverting. When I mouse over what appears to be a link, no javascript intellitext ads popup. (hosts file blocks that)

     

    I wouldn't mind advertising if it was simple side ads with no distractions, no animation. I do like being informed of potential products that might be worth buying and I do like supporting the web pages that I frequent.

     

    As long as advertisers think they have a right to stick their fingers into people's faces, disrupting the purpose of visiting those sites in the first place, invading people's privacy and introducing malware (yes they do!), then they all can go to Hades far as I'm concerned.

  • 18. Re: Where is the Safari 5.0.5 "Do Not Track" setting?
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    And since I'm in a giving mood, dealing with iMac users here with dedicted powerful graphics cards, here's a neat AppleScript that will place your current screensaver as your desktop picture.

     

    Just copy and paste the following into AppleScript Editor, save as a "application" and drag into your Dock.

     

    You get the code because Apple Script has to compile it differently for 32/64 bit computers.

     

    Enjoy your Mac!

     

    display dialog "Select the desktop background type:" buttons {"Cancel", "Normal", "ScreenSaver"}

    if button returned of result = "ScreenSaver" then

        do shell script "System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSav erEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background > /dev/null 2>&1 &"

    else

        tell application "System Events"

            if process "ScreenSaverEngine" exists then tell application "ScreenSaverEngine" to quit

        end tell

    end if

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