5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2010 4:56 AM by Barney-15E
Michael Orlinski Level 2 (265 points)
I don't mind ads elsewhere but the animated one on the right page of Yahoo is very, very annoying.

I use Safari 4.0.3

Mac Pro Quad-core 2,66 GHz OS Snow Leopard
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    You will need to take that up with Yahoo. Apple has no control over websites advertising unless it's pop up ads.

  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    Try GlimmerBlocker
  • CT Level 6 (17,550 points)
    I always have "Enable plug-ins" unchecked in Safari Preferences-Security tab. This eliminates the majority of those annoying animations.

    Of course some websites need the plug-ins to provide the actual content. In those cases I just switch on the plug-ins temporarily. So, whether this approach works for you depends upon which websites you frequent.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,334 points)
    If it is flash-based, [ClickToFlash|http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash> is nice. Pretty much prevents loading of all Flash content unless you click on it. I find my browsing much more peaceful.

    Yet another option…Right-click on the ad, inspect the element (you may need develop menu active), and figure out what the host address is. You can then add that to the bottom of your host file
    # Host Database
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
    ## localhost broadcasthost
    ::1 localhost
    fe80::1%lo0 localhost
    # add redirects below here like this: annoying.ad.URL
    This redirects any requests for the address to your computer's local host address. This speeds up loading quite a bit if you've got most of the ad addresses redirected. However, if you get too many (like hundreds), it slows things down.

    I use ClickToFlash which gets rid of most of the annoying ones. I redirect the ad sites that put the double-underline links in the text. I can't stand scrolling down a page and getting stuck on those.

    Edit: Added link to clickToFlash above.
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)
    I use my router to filter ads and sites.

    Then I use NoScript and FlashBlock - Mozilla only.

    For Safari, Glims http://www.machangout.com/

    Current v Safari 4.05