3868 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2010 4:56 AM by Barney-15E
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.
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
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.
# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
# add redirects below here like this:
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.