10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2007 11:48 AM by Andreas Habereder
Jimmy16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I love the Safari 3.03 beta that I am using on Windows Vista but would Apple please build an ad blocker into it and make it even better. I was on a site where the ads took 100% cpu usage and safari was going so slow which is just not acceptable.

Acer Aspire 1692wlmi, Windows Vista
  • Theala Sildorian Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Do you mean an ad blocker, or a popup blocker? Safari has a pop up blocker built in: Edit>>>Block Pop Up Windows.

    It's true that Safari can't block banner ads, most web browers can't or don't (won't?). But you can cut down on the wasted resources by going to Edit>>>Preferences>>>Security and disable Java and plugins. It's not an elegant solution, as you might not be able to immediately use and view content you want to see.

    Theala
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (60,850 points)
    There use to be some Mac Safari "plug-in extensions" to control ads, cookies, javascript, etc. Those were all 3rd party.

    If you want something, for now you are better off with FireFox as there are good tools.

    Just disabling plug-ins and java, but leaving javascript (because so many sites depend on it) helps. Also, clear out the cache regularly as it will got down Safari over time. There should be a 'delete caches on quit' option, just as FireFox 2 has, or even set to zero.
  • Andreas Habereder Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Jimmy16,

    you could use "Good vibrations CSS" for Safari to block ads. Just follow the instructions on http://sagefire.org/category/software/good-vibrations-css/

    best regards,
    Andreas
  • Andreas Habereder Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Jimmy16,

    could you please specify which site ads grab your cpu time so I could test it with the ad blocker "Good vibraions css".

    Andreas
  • Jimmy16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry for late reply, I forgot about this thread.

    I know about the popup blocker but I was wondering about an ad blocker. All of these flash ads take a chunk of CPU usage not to mention webpage loading times.
  • Jimmy16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry for late reply, I forgot about this thread.

    Thank-you for your suggestion, I will try this out and get back to you.
  • Jimmy16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That link you gave me is for MAC, I use Windows Vista.
  • Andreas Habereder Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Jimmy16, it is not only for mac, just use it in WinSafari - Preferences - Advanced - Style Sheet and choose the Good vibrations css. It should work as supposed.

    regards,
    Andreas
  • Jimmy16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tried downloading the files required and extracting the folder but it becomes empty. Any solution to try and get this working?
  • Andreas Habereder Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    hmm, how could I help you? It is a css-extension. I hope that windows don´t hide those extensions on your pc. On my MacBookPro it downloads and gets unzipped before I could look and then the ready file GoodVibrations.css is ready to use in preferences!

    Andreas