6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2009 10:47 AM by Jim Nicholson
warpaint Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I was wondering if there was any way to block those pop-ups that Microsoft's Bing puts in text? They are annoying as **** and safari's pop-up blocker has no effect on these little bastards!

intel imac 20, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Safari Version 4.0.2 (5530.19)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,950 points)
    This might be hard to do.

    Running Win and using IE you can go to Google and type in NOADS and use their download to stop the pop ups while using BING. *BING being a Microsoft product most likely doesn't support any pop up blocker for Safari.* Perhaps in the near future someone will write a haxie.

    Try the BING Help page here. http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=wl_searchv1&market=en-US&querytype=keywor d&query=hcraesbew&domain=www.bing.com:80

    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
    If you open Safari's Preferences>Security window and disable JavaScript, that should eliminate most pop-up ads for you. At the same time, you'll also be unable to see a lot of web content, since so many web sites seem to think that Flash is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
  • warpaint Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks will give this a try. I can't see how anyone finds this practice to be a good thing, I find it to be the most annoying thing in web surfing EVER!
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,950 points)
    Be aware of deselecting JavaScript in your Safari/Preferences - Security tab. They are in the Security tab for a reason.

    JavaScript is designed to protect the user from malicious Web sites.





    Carolyn
  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
    JavaScript is designed to protect the user from malicious Web sites.


    Sorry, but JavaScript serves no such purpose and never did. JavaScript is used to produce scripts designed to react to user and environment events, nothing more. It provides no security whatsoever; it is a security risk.
  • Jim Nicholson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Disabling Javascript doesn't have any effect on Flash, unless the Flash object involved interacts with other aspects of the page using Javascript.

    Disabling Javascript WILL block the bing popup (which is using Javascript events to show/hide a div on the page), but it will also probably cause other aspects of the page to break.

    The best solution currently availible, from my perspective, is to email the webmaster of the page and ask them to take bing off the site, or at least implement an opt-in for it. When I've done this and not gotten positive responses, I've responded by boycotting those sites.