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GlimmerBlockerOverview

GlimmerBlocker is a different kind of ad blocker. The problem with other ad blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This compromises the stability of Safari and very often creates problems when Apple releases a new version. 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.

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. So I hope you're happy with the tradeoff.

If you can program in JavaScript you'll be able to add your own modifications to pages. See the included filters for examples, e.g., adding a download link.

New

  • Fixed problem with network settings not being activated when activating GlimmerBlocker. This made GlimmerBlocker unable to block ads when you reactivated GlimmerBlocker.
  • Complete new updater which will dramatically reduce the amount of data to download (for following updates).
  • Fixed bugs which made WebDav publishing dialog (and others) likely to hang or crash.
  • Digits in top-level domains are now allowed.
  • Port number is now included in forwarded host header.
  • Improved loading of the JVM. If this version prompts you to install a java runtime, please tell me at ​feedback@glimmerblocker.org
  • Detect application/smil as XML.
  • Use ISO-8859-1 when sending HTTP headers to browser.
  • Workaround for servers which sends space before colon in HTTP headers.
  • Smart quotes are now disabled in filter code editing.
  • Fix host header used for proxy requests as some client software doesn't use the wanted hostname in the host-header but only in the full URL.
  • Improved IPv6 connectivity test class and logging.

GlimmerBlockerTech Specs

Version
1.6.5
Date
02.01.15
License
Free
Language
English
File Size
67 MB
Developer
SubCategory
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
System Requirements
  • OS X 10.9 or later

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