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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 more...

What's New

Version 1.5.3:
  • Updated Developer Certificate to avoid warning when installing.
  • Fixed problem when installing (extraction of TAR files).
  • Upgraded JVM runtime.
  • Added more debug logging.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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misterjspencer Member IconComment+82
misterjspencer
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is it true that adblockers are selling advertising bypass to the ad people? At least so i read on a comment down at lifehacker

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Version 1.5.3
pa.geographer Member IconComment+4
pa.geographer
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Version 1.5.1 works fine with Mavericks AND with Oracle's Java SE 7.. The current version, 1.5.3, for some reason requires Apple's old Java SE 6.

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Version 1.5.3
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659
Jazzyguy
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It WILL work in Mavericks Go to the Developer's Web Site and follow the instructions to download the Java which is an integral part of it.You may have to download twice but it definitely works in Mavericks. 5 stars for sure!

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Version 1.5.3
Rollerdl
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I am not a developer. I updated to OS X maverick this morning from the MAS. After the update it prompted me to download Java which I did. Is that the job are you refer to? Apple's Java version 6?

Rollerdl
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Nevermind that last comment. I understand what you mean now. I see their comment on their website thanks a lot.

Rollerdl
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I only needed to reinstall Glimmerblocker. Did not need to do the java part. Thanks again. All good now.

Rollerdl Member IconComment+27
Rollerdl
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Not compatable with OS X Maverick yet. :(

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Version 1.5.3
Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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Developer Quote:

"The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer."

It seems to me that with the advent of extensions for Safari, and the specific availability of the AdBlock extension, that GlimmerBlocker has become much less necessary than it did in the past.

There are obviously use cases where GlimmerBlocker provides needed features that AdBlock does not, but for the average person, I no longer see a purpose for this program.

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Version 1.5.3
lamontDakota
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"I no longer see a purpose for this program."

Different strokes for different folks.

pa.geographer Member IconComment+4
pa.geographer
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Version 1.5.3 won't install without Apple's old Java SE 6 installed. I reverted back to 1.5.1, as it installs and runs fine with Oracle Java SE 7.

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Version 1.5.3
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconReview+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Glimmer Blocker oversees far more than just web browser ads. At first I thought it might be a good thing, as Little Snitch monitored a lot of new GlimmerBlocker intercepts. But soon I found that it seriously degraded my internet access. Apparently it doesn't play well with my Linksys router. There may be a way to manage this, but I don't have the expertise to deal with all those GB parameters. For me, if it doesn't work "out of the box", it doesn't work.

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Version 1.5.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659
Jazzyguy
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The app runs beautifully on Safari 6.0.4 I had a banner on Tampa Bay Journal advertising something or other and after installing the ad was no longer there. This app is an essential for OSX

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Version 1.5.2
Luddite Member IconReview+1
Luddite
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Works beautifully (1.5.1) on 10.8.3/Safari 6.03.
And the developer sorted a minor installation problem within minutes...on a Sunday afternoon!

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Version 1.5.1
June8 Member IconReview+136
June8
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Browser independent, doesn't slow down surfing, easy to add own rules.

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Downloads 47,278
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Date 16 Jul 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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