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GlimmerBlocker 1.4.2

by glimmerblocker

a more stable ad-blocker for Safari

License: Freeware

1 review

Updated October 15, 2009

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Long Description

GlimmerBlocker is implemented as an http proxy, so the stability of Safari isn't compromised because it doesn't use any hacks. It is even compatible with all other browsers and other native Mac OS X applications which uses http, e.g. NetNewsWire.

You'll always be able to upgrade Safari without breaking GlimmerBlocker (or waiting for a new release); and you'll be able to upgrade GlimmerBlocker without upgrading Safari. This makes it much easier to use the beta versions of Safari and especially the nightly builds of WebKit.

Because GlimmerBlocker doesn't hack Safari, there is a few things it isn't able to do: adding a block by right-clicking an image, stopping pop-unders, and filtering cookies from 3rd party sites. But you win a lot in stability, and GlimmerBlocker provides much easier methods for adding your own modifications to pages by adding css rules, pieces of Javascript or by transforming the html before Safari receives it.

Works with:

  • Safari: 2 – 4


  • It works on removing the pass over, double underlined links that SafariBlock doesn't handle properly. thanks for ridding those frustrating links from my life!!!

    by chartsmalm on December 3, 2010

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Developer Comments

Reduced memory usage

GlimmerBlocker now uses less memory when using Snow Leopard (10.6) on 64-bit capable hardware

Fix hang when opening the Sys Prefs Panel

Use short http timeout when testing if the java server is running or not, as the standard 60 sec timeout (times 3 tries) will hang the Sys Prefs Panel for a looong time. Reported by Tom Gregory.

Release date

Version 1.4.2 was released 2009-10-06.

Version 1.4.2 — October 15, 2009 — 2,542 KB

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