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How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: slbett
Date: August 31, 2007 03:08PM
Our local newspaper has ads that pop behind when you click on a news article. Is there anyway to stop these. Thanks

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[www.news-herald.com]
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Re: How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: RevKev
Date: August 31, 2007 03:20PM
Safari/Block Pop-up Windows seems to be working for me.
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Re: How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: slbett
Date: August 31, 2007 03:47PM
I have it set for my Safari but still get them. Emptied cache and histories many times but doesn't help. They only pop behind if you click a link to any of the stories on home page.
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Re: How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: karsen
Date: August 31, 2007 04:51PM
Yes. Email the editor and inform him pop-behind ads are annoying and intrusive. Also let him know you'll no longer be a subscriber to their paper or their site because of it.

Other than that you could try Camino, OmniWeb, or Firefox. Each of which offer more powerful ad blocking features than Safari.
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Re: How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 31, 2007 05:05PM
Pop-ups that respond to user clicks and other actions are much harder to block, AFAIK.
The best way to get around them that I know of is to block the ad server's hostname.
You might try Pith Helmet or similar software, though.
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Re: How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: sydric
Date: August 31, 2007 05:49PM
You could turn off JavaScript in the preferences for Safari but the pages may not display exactly as they would with JavaScript enabled.
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Re: How to stop local newspaper web site's pop behind ads in Safari
Posted by: Craig
Date: August 31, 2007 11:07PM
I don't see them with pop-up blocker enabled. Safari 2.0.4

Try renaming com.apple.Safari.plist to com.apple.Safari.plist.old and restarting Safari.


Craig
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