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PithHelmet
PithHelmet
3.0b6
4.6
0.0
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PithHelmet for Mac3.0b6

01 July 2010

Add powerful filters to Safari.

What is PithHelmet for Mac

PithHelmet... Problem: I hate ads. Solution: Kill my television. Better Solution: Content-filter my Web pages...

The PithHelmet adds some basic but powerful content filtering to Apple's Safari browser. The basic purpose is to filter advertisements, but there are other potential uses as well (blocking Flash, Shockwave or horrible midi loops). This is just a quick hack on top of Apple's basic framework, but it seems to work rather effectively.

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Version 3.0b6:
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Harv
Harv
Jul 20 2011
3.0b6
0.0
Jul 20 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0b6
Might someone know if PH will be updated for Lion compatibility? And with AdBlock and the like, is it even necessary?
Smactron
Smactron
Nov 22 2010
3.0b6
0.0
Nov 22 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b6
Is this compatible with the newly-released Safari 5.0.3?
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
Nov 2 2010
3.0b6
0.0
Nov 2 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b6
PithHelmet 3.0b6 does NOT run on Leopard (OS 10.4). When you run its installer, or the installer for SIMBL 0.9.8, an alert appears saying these can be installed only under OS 10.5. I wonder where the developer got the idea it worked under Leopard.
Smactron
Smactron
Sep 19 2010
3.0b6
0.0
Sep 19 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b6
Is PithHelmet 3.0b6 fully compatible with Safari 5.0.2? If so, I hope the developer releases another beta update soon with updated version compatibility strings so that end users can just run the updated installer instead of needing to mess around with plist files.
Jambaman
Jambaman
Sep 12 2010
3.0b6
0.0
Sep 12 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b6
I went thru the installation process MANY TIMES! Each time, installation was 'successful', for both SIMBL, and Pithhelmet. Neither SIMBL or Pithhelmet can be found!! Can't be opened either of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am using snow leopard mac os x. Anyone know why this is.
Smactron
Smactron
Aug 1 2010
3.0b6
0.0
Aug 1 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b6
The developer doesn't have a comprehensive or frequently-updated blog so I was wondering if anyone know if he had plans to make this into a Safari Extension now that Safari 5.0.1 is out.
Harv
Harv
Jun 29 2010
3.0b3
0.0
Jun 29 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b3
While the above indicates the latest Beta is 3.0b3, a visit to the developer's site indicates it is 3.0b6 (as of 23 June 10). FWIW: On my C2D Intel iMac, OS 10.6.4, I have found the DL and install without issue, though Safari must still be run in 32-bit mode. Aside from that, no problems yet detected.
sjk
sjk
Jun 26 2010
3.0b3
0.0
Jun 26 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b3
http://www.culater.net/software/PithHelmet/PithHelmet.php says: PithHelmet 3 now works with both Safari 4 and 5 running on both Leopard and Snow Leopard. • SIMBL-0.9.x (install first) • PithHelmet-3.0b6.pkg (released 2010-06-23) But if SIMBL-0.9.x (0.9.7a) still requires Snow Leopard then how can PH now work on Leopard?
Smactron
Smactron
Jun 21 2010
3.0b3
0.0
Jun 21 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b3
For what it's worth, when you install PithHelmet 3.0b4 and go to the "About PithHelmet…" menu bar item, it reports its version as 3.0b3.
sjk
sjk
Jun 18 2010
3.0b3
0.0
Jun 18 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b3
Reposting a variation of the question I've recently asked the developer: Anyone know if it's currently possible to use PithHelmet with Safari 5 on Leopard (PPC) systems? Seems that's (still) an unsupported combination but maybe I've overlooked something.
Macolyte
Macolyte
Jun 14 2010
3.0b3
5.0
Jun 14 2010
5.0
Version: 3.0b3
Though it isn't here on Mac Update yet, the Safari 5 iteration Of PithHelmet 3 is available on the developer's site and works like the charm it is. I have been running PitHelmet for many years. Many years. It is hands down the most effective and manipulable content filter I've ever found. Yes, I've used Safari AdBlocker, and it doesn't come close. With PithHelmet I can seen absolutely nothing but the content I want to see on any site. Or, I can choose to see all of the ads, or all of a particular kind of ad. It's genius. With each Safari whole digit upgrade, theres a brief pause in PithHelmet availability while Mike does his magic to make everything compatible, and each time, I am stunned by the ad content on sites I visit regularly. No, I don't like this advertising paradigm on the internet. If I need to pay for access to content, I figure I can make that choice - and do, when the content provider lets me decide. I don't watch much broadcast tv, either.
sjk
sjk
Jun 8 2010
3.0b3
0.0
Jun 8 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b3
Definitely incompatible with Safari 5 (after testing with the Info.plist hack). Hopefully it can/will be rewritten as an extension, if technically possible.
Holypoly
Holypoly
May 22 2010
3.0b2
0.0
May 22 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
30b3 is out. Check http://culater.net/software/PithHelmet/PithHelmet.php
anonymous-snipe-166
anonymous-snipe-166
Apr 2 2010
3.0b2
0.0
Apr 2 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
I found this on developers web-site. Maybe this old and only news could be helpful for all of us who has 10.6 :-( "Mon 21 Sep 2009 PithHelmet on Snow Leopard in 64-bit Safari #2:40AM EDT. This is a long story. For the impatient, the short answer is that there will not be a PithHelmet on 64-bit Safari for some time. One of the primary directives for SIMBL and PithHelmet was to "first do no harm." The idea being that hacking up someone else's application should only improve it. Under Snow Leopard, many things have changed and they are almost universally considered improvements. Unfortunately, one of the casualties of these improvements is the relative ease with which applications (in this case Safari) could be hacked after the fact. PithHelmet has grown into an incredibly complex plugin. It hooks into so many subsystems inside Safari, each of which change from time to time. Under Snow Leopard, so much has changed that simply modifying the old code is no longer viable. It will be better to just start fresh. While I am convinced this is the right approach, this is complicated by the fact that there are many changes to GCC, the dynamic linker, the Objective-C runtime, SIMBL and Cocoa itself. This is a tough task and it will take some time, but I feel that releasing something that doesn't work well would be a bigger mistake. So where does this leave you the user? Well, I think the best case scenario is to make PithHelmet compatible when Safari is running in 32-bit mode. The functionality of PithHelmet should be left intact and the sacrifice is some amount of speed, particularly when running Javascript-intensive pages."
Harv
Harv
Mar 15 2010
3.0b2
0.0
Mar 15 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
Has anyone heard whether PithHelmet will ever be updated? Or, is it at an end and the loyal PH fans had best make other plans?
Cowicide
Cowicide
Nov 30 2009
3.0b2
0.0
Nov 30 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
Does anyone have PithHelmet 2.8.5 (85) working ok with the new Safari 4.0.4 update? I'm running OS 10.5.8 Or does anyone have newer versions of PithHelmet (I guess the betas?) working ok with Safari 4.0.4?
Raven-
Raven-
Oct 18 2009
3.0b1
4.3
Oct 18 2009
4.3
Version: 3.0b1
“Failed to load the PithHelmet plugin. Column identifiers used with NSTableView autosave feature must conform to NSCoding protocol.“ The above appears today and Pithhlmet + Safari Cookies don't work anymore... After installing Safari Cookies again it works again... but Pithhelmet stays dead wit the above error! Os 10.5.8 Safari 4.0.3 Pithhelmet 2.8.5 SIMBL 0.8.2 Any help here?
Luciano1
Luciano1
Oct 10 2009
3.0b1
4.3
Oct 10 2009
4.3
Version: 3.0b1
Same for me too. Blocks nothing. Even if i open Safari in 32bit mode. And with the latest SIMBL available. This is not a beta, it's an early alpha version, IMO....
Gurubez
Gurubez
Oct 10 2009
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 10 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
Same for me...thats why I use SafariBlock that works PERFECT!!!!
::mile::
::mile::
Oct 9 2009
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 9 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
Is it working for anybody out there…?! Yeah, I get that it's a beta version and I don't mind that the prefs are not accessible right now -- but is it actually doing anything at all…?! All it does for me is put the helmet icon into my menu bar, but it doesn't seem to be blocking any ads on any websites… :(
Fishscale
Fishscale
Oct 6 2009
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 6 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
All posts above this please read developer's notes before complaining here. It is in Beta, the bold is not just for fun. It's beta, take the risk if you can handle failure.
Mackiwi
Mackiwi
Oct 5 2009
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 5 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
@All Why don't you use "Glimmerblocker"? It's free and very strong. http://glimmerblocker.org/ Cheers
Pissnaround
Pissnaround
Oct 5 2009
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 5 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
the preferences are dimmed. SL 10.6.1, SIMBL 0.9.7
Excomax
Excomax
Aug 29 2009
2.8.5
0.0
Aug 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.5
Well... SIMBL works with 10.6 (I have other SIMBL-Hacks running in my Snow Leopard Safari). You just have to run Safari in 32-bit. So hopefully there will be a new Pithhelmet for Safari on SL any time soon.
Harv
Harv
Aug 29 2009
2.8.5
0.0
Aug 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.5
In case you missed it (from the developer's site): "As far as I know, PithHelmet (and more importantly SIMBL) is not compatible with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). Once I get a new Intel-based Mac with Snow Leopard, I'll look into it." I fear this could be a very long wait...
::mile::
::mile::
Aug 17 2009
2.8.5
0.0
Aug 17 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.5
I've really been looking forward to finally seeing an update to PithHelmet on here and now I'm actually haveing the same problem that Gary30, Septimus are experiencing -- that Finder window with the "blocked" file just keeps popping up all the time…! :( It almost seems like whenever PH blocks some ads on a web page that window shows up in front of everything else…!? Never had that happen before with previous versions though… It's becoming increasingly annoying and making PithHelmet a real pita right now…! I really hope the dev or someone else can come up with a solution for the problem…!?
anonymous-snipe-166
anonymous-snipe-166
Aug 16 2009
2.8.5
0.0
Aug 16 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.5
I have the same problem(ranning 10.4.11 and Safari 4.0.3) and need help from the developer!
Septimus
Septimus
Aug 14 2009
2.8.5
5.0
Aug 14 2009
5.0
Version: 2.8.5
I have installed PithHelmet using Pacifist but now Safari sometimes downloads a file called "blocked" and when I try to trash this I get "The operation cannot be completed because the item "SIMBL" is in use. What's that all about?!
Septimus
Septimus
Aug 14 2009
2.8.5
5.0
Aug 14 2009
5.0
Version: 2.8.5
I get this message: Incompatible Safari version The version of PithHelmet is only compatible with Safari 4.x.x I HAVE SAFARI 4.0.3!!!!!!
IslandApe
IslandApe
Aug 13 2009
2.8.5
0.0
Aug 13 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.5
YAY! An update!!!
Gary30
Gary30
Aug 11 2009
2.8.4
5.0
Aug 11 2009
5.0
Version: 2.8.4
After updating to Safari 4.0.3 under OS X 10.5.8 on my MBP 17 unibody, I find that sometimes when I open a web page a Finder window also opens, is on top,receives focus, and a zero length file named "blocked" is highlighted. The highlighted file is in the Resources folder of the Phthhelmet.bundle package itself. Behavior is sporadic, but I noticed it first and can replicate it when I visit "http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/169302/mac_news_briefs_drive_genius_ready_for_snow_leopard.html" I don't quite know what to make of this behavior but I don't much like it. None of the web pages affected seem "shady" in any way. Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
sjk
sjk
Aug 11 2009
2.8.4
0.0
Aug 11 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.4
Workaround for SIMBL error with PithHelmet 2.8.4 and Safari 4.0.3: Change MaxBundleVersion from 5530 to 5531 in /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/PithHelmet.bundle/Contents/Info.plist
Gary30
Gary30
Jun 8 2009
2.8.4
5.0
Jun 8 2009
5.0
Version: 2.8.4
PithHelet 2.8.4 works with the final release of Safari 4 if you use MUDFLAPPER 's procedure (March12 post). Change his instruction 7 to read: 7) Replace the current version number (XXXX) with "5530"
YEEZUS
YEEZUS
Mar 29 2009
2.8.4
0.0
Mar 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.4
PithHelmet works with Safari 4 after editing the MaxBundleVersion in package contents.
Cthulhu3
Cthulhu3
Feb 15 2009
2.8.4
0.0
Feb 15 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.4
I have been using this program for years with no problems and always recieved prompt, helpful responses to my emails to Mike. Now however when I mail my edress to him to get his-spam filtering he say-the roboreply arrives sans his address. I need 2.8.4 to fix the 3.2 Safari disaster but want to know if I have to pay for the upgrade. I have been using Firefox latel;y and it's ad filtering is somewhat affective but the Adobe Flash garbage still comes through slowing everything down and annoying the hell out of me with juddering pics and light I find distracting. Hey Mike, if you read any of this stuff I miss your former persona.
Kitmos
Kitmos
Feb 5 2009
2.8.4
0.0
Feb 5 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.4
When Pithhelmet works it works fine. However just try and get help from the developer. I have sent dozens of emails to him without a response. Based on this I would NOT recommend the program.
anonymous-tapir-4683
anonymous-tapir-4683
Jan 29 2009
2.8.4
0.0
Jan 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.8.4
10.4.11/Pithhelmet 2.8.4/Safari 3.2.1 I inadvertently updated to Safari 3.2.1 (without backing up my previous version) today and Pithhelmet crashed Safari every time. After removing the Plugins folder from Library>Application Support>Simbl Safari ran fine. Since I can't live without my Pithhelmet, I had to rollback Safari, which is no easy process. It involved copying 3.1.2 version of the Safari app from another system and removing receipts on my system which is not for the faint of heart. Trust me, you do not want to do this. Just a heads-up to those who might be wondering if Safari 3.2.1 is compatible with this version of Pithhelmet. On my system it's not. I'm also leaving my 10.5.6 systems alone. Pithhelmet trumps Apple every time.
Guest
Guest
Nov 27 2008
2.8.4
5.0
Nov 27 2008
5.0
Version: 2.8.4
PithHelmet 2.8.4 and Safari 3.2.1 on Intel Leopard 10.5.5: No problems
Gary30
Gary30
Nov 26 2008
2.8.4
5.0
Nov 26 2008
5.0
Version: 2.8.4
When Safari 3.2.x arrived I realized how much I rely on Pithhelmet. I downgraded to Safari 3.1.2 with Pithhelmet 2.8.3 due to Safari 3.2.x' instability with InputManagers. I considered making Firefox my #1 browser. For me, Pithhelmet is ESSENTIAL for reasonably happy web browsing using Safari. Ever more gaudy, frenetic moving ads, overlays, etc. make many sites all but unusable. OTOH, I am one of those who does not mind a few ads. Give me static ads relevant to the a site's content and I am good to go. Pithhelmet gives filtering flexibility without being intrusive or hard to configure. And now with Pithhelmet 2.8.4 I can have the Safari 3.2.x security features I desire and the web experience i prefer. Thanks!
leoofborg
leoofborg
Nov 26 2008
2.8.4
0.0
Nov 26 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.4
Cut the dev a little slack. I'm guessing this was NOT a trivial fix. I paid for PithHelmet too, but when it started crashing things I de-installed it. Safari and WebKit are not trivial applications, and Apple doesn't document them very well to Devs, especially for things like.. ad blocking. In the interim I use Glimmerblocker. Now that Michael has fixed PH, I've installed and disabled it for now....
anonymous-snipe-166
anonymous-snipe-166
Nov 24 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
Nov 24 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
I paid for this program and I expect from the developer to make an official response -when we should expect update, or at least that he is working on update. We as his customers would appreciate his loyalty too.
Anonymous-
Anonymous-
Nov 23 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
Nov 23 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
safari 3.2 was driving me insane with constant crashes until i realized (by elimination) that pith helmet wasn't compatible. watch out.
Mopperman
Mopperman
Nov 21 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
Nov 21 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
Yeah, broken when installed with Safari 3.2. Safari crashes repeatedly. Please fix! I keep patiently checking your website.
::mile::
::mile::
Nov 14 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
Nov 14 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
The most recent version of Safari 3.2 (5525.26.12) keeps crashing with PithHelmet installed -- can you please, please fix this...?! All those ads...driving me nuts...!! Aaargh...!! Thanks in advance...!! :)
IslandApe
IslandApe
Jul 21 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
Jul 21 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
Any idea how to get this working with NetNewsWire? I -loved- that feature!!
Syharris
Syharris
Jul 1 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
Jul 1 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
While PithHelmet 2.8.3a won't install on its own with the latest safari(3.1.2) I can't even get it to install using Pacifist.I was able to install it on Safari 3.1.1 using Pacifist.
Gypsymoth
Gypsymoth
May 28 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
May 28 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
I'd like to configure PithHelmet to accept cookies from web sites but remove them when quitting Safari, something that can be easily done in iCab or Opera, for example. I've set default site rules' cookie policy to either "use Safari cookie policy" or "allow only from the current site" as well as "discard when application quits" but cookies still remain after closing Safari. I've even tried setting the above cookie policy for sites on an individual basis, but the cookies still remain after closing Safari. Can PithHelmet, in fact, be configured to do the above, or not? Of so, how? Am I missing something? I emailed the developer with this question but he did not reply.
Saintfu
Saintfu
May 26 2008
2.8.3a
0.0
May 26 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3a
Does anyone else find that Pithhelmet deactivates Safari's "fit image to window/click to zoom" feature? Images don't scale when I load them anymore.
Syharris
Syharris
May 13 2008
2.8.3
0.0
May 13 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.3
If PithHelmet 2.8.3 still won't install with Safari 3, as someone pointed out here, earlier, you can install it successfully using Pacifist. I just did so.
Mibrilane
Mibrilane
Apr 27 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Apr 27 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Version 2.8.3 came out today (4/26) on the developer's site and is compatible with Safari 3.1.1.
Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
Apr 18 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Apr 18 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
I really like this app, but the main issue for me is the rather slow release of updates. It took an age to get one for Leopard and now Safari 3.1 is causing it problems. I assume the developer is busy with other stuff, but in the end it's just a real nuisance. I'll continue to use it (when the next UD is released) but it would be nice if there was an alternative which worked as well as this does (which there doesn't seem to be).
Billcoyote
Billcoyote
Apr 5 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Apr 5 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
N.B : « PithHelmet.bundle » is in « /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/ ». ;-)
Markymix
Markymix
Mar 18 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Mar 18 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
To get version 2.8.2 of PithHelmet working with Safari 3.1, do the following AT YOUR OWN RISK... Open the PithHelmet.bundle and inside the Contents folder you'll find the info.plist file. Drag a backup copy to the desktop, just in case, and then open the original in TextEdit. Scroll down to find the line 'MaxBundleVersion' and on the next line change the number from the existing 5524 to 5525. Then 2 lines down change the number 523 to 600. Save the file and re-launch Safari - all should be working again. I take no credit or blame, just found the solution on another forum!
Riktexan
Riktexan
Mar 18 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Mar 18 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Safari 3.1 update breaks Pith Helmet. Long time experience is that an update to PH will be along soon.
Weedkila
Weedkila
Feb 29 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Feb 29 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Hi, Am not able to get Pithhelmet preferences to stick. For example, 'Animate images' is set on 'never' in the preferences window but I'm still continuing to see the blinking ads on various websites. Have also tried blocking those ads in the Rule Editor but nothing changed. Any ideas would appreciated as blinking text is a PITA. PithHelmet 2.8.2 (v81) Safari 3.0.4 Mac 10.4.11 (Intel)
Gurubez
Gurubez
Jan 31 2008
2.8.2
0.0
Jan 31 2008
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Isn there a way to uninstalli PithHelmet under Leopard??? I CANT UNINSTALL IT....!!
IslandApe
IslandApe
Dec 3 2007
2.8.2
0.0
Dec 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Great update. Love that keyboard shortcuts are back proper in 10.5
Vitalis
Vitalis
Dec 3 2007
2.8.2
0.0
Dec 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Much better error message, I moved safari from it's 'default' folder. However, I would want to sub-sort my apps in folders and still keep pithhelmet active, is there a way to do that?
Kaz219
Kaz219
Dec 2 2007
2.8.1
0.0
Dec 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8.1
I get "There was an error while evaluating JavaScript for the package." when I try to open the package... SIMBL 0.8.2 is installed, safari 3.0.4, Tiger 10.4.11 and a PowerBook G4
Maury-McCown
Maury-McCown
Dec 2 2007
2.8.1
0.0
Dec 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8.1
Tried installing 3 times. Files are on my driv in the right locations, but Safari doesn't show the Pith Prefs, add blocking doesn't work, etc. PPC G5, OS X 10.5.1, Safari 3.0.4 :cry:
sjk
sjk
Dec 2 2007
2.8.1
0.0
Dec 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8.1
Anyone else notice that machete scripts aren't working with PH on 10.4.11?
Billy-The-Biker
Billy-The-Biker
Dec 1 2007
2.8.1
0.0
Dec 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8.1
This is strange. I installed 2.8.1 perfectly on MacBook, but am unable to do so on Intel iMac. Tried repeatedly with same result. Safari 3.0.4 and 10.5.1 on both machines.
Smactron
Smactron
Nov 28 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 28 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I'm patient waiting for a version that works with Safari 3.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.11, but I would just love an update from the developer. Any timetable or to-do publicly available?
Charlybaby
Charlybaby
Nov 27 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 27 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I had to install Pith with Pacifist (Java problem) but it doesn't seems to work. (osx 10.5.1)
Bedouin
Bedouin
Nov 21 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
Someone posted a version of 2.8 here that works well with 10.4.11: http://www.uniqueness-template.com/backup/PithHelmet-2.8-(10.4.11_unofficial).zip
Yoxi
Yoxi
Nov 19 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 19 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
If you're trying and failing to get v2.7 to work in Tiger with the Safari v3 final that came with 10.4.11 update, you need to open the info.plist in the PithHelmet bundle and change the MaxBundleVersion from 522 to 523.
Forbes
Forbes
Nov 17 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I was getting the "error while evaluating Javascript" message on installation (10.5.1, MacBook Pro), but I eventually got past it through some combination of: 1. Installing SIMBL as a separate package 2. Rebooting 3. Making sure Safari lived at /Applications/Safari.app Whew!
Getsomesauce
Getsomesauce
Nov 17 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I semi-figured out why it wasn't working with Safari 3.0.4 under 10.5(.1) SIMBL 0.82 should be installed under /Library/InputManagers/ Nothing SIMBL-related should be installed under User/Library/InputManagers I had 0.8.2 installed under /Library/InputManagers and 0.8.0 installed under User/Library/InputManagers I deleted 0.8.0 (I don't know what other program installed it), restarted, and PithHelmet AND KeywordManager started working again.
Riktexan
Riktexan
Nov 16 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
Not having Pith Helmet is like being lost on a mountain in Maine! Which way do I go? I can't seem to get it to work with OS 10.4.11. I've tried various combinations: 2.6.7, 2.7 and 2.8. There are lot lot of ads showing up in Safari 3.0.4 that I've immensely enjoyed not seeing! Rick in Maine
Septimus
Septimus
Nov 15 2007
2.8
5.0
Nov 15 2007
5.0
Version: 2.8
• Works with Safari 3.0.3 / OS X 10.4.10 • Doesn't work with Safari 3.0.4 / OS X 10.4.11 • Does it work with Safari 3.0.4 / OS X 10.5?
Getsomesauce
Getsomesauce
Nov 13 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 13 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I installed the latest version (the re-revised version) into a fresh install of Leopard and I can't get it to work. It neither appears as a menu item nor in the preferences. I'd pay again if I thought I could get it working again sooner. I love this program and miss it dearly!
F451
F451
Nov 13 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 13 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
Version 2.8 had a "silent update" so make sure that you have downloaded it again to have the latest.
Mibrilane
Mibrilane
Nov 13 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 13 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I get this when running the installer: "Error Reading Package There was an error while evaluating JavaScript for the package."
Mibrilane
Mibrilane
Nov 12 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
Update on the Developer's Site: "There a number of reports about the plugin just not loading. It's releated to the embedded SIMBL installer. Running the actual SIMBL installer should fix it. I'm disabling the download until I can get it right."
Mail21
Mail21
Nov 12 2007
2.8
5.0
Nov 12 2007
5.0
Version: 2.8
It also took me a few attempts to finally get it installed and running...but now I'm really glad that it's back...!! :)))
Drz
Drz
Nov 12 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
I had some trouble installing the 2.8 version on Leopard machine. The previous comments (macolyte and FloridaPhillip) didn't work for me. Running the SIMBL installer from FloridaPhillip's hint didn't work. It seems the pithhelmet 2.8 install should automatically upgrade the SIMBL version. I also could not find the SIMBL folder at the location macolyte described. It looks like the 2.8 installer would upgrade the SIMBL info file, but not the SIMBL.bundle file. The thing that worked for me was deleting the entire SIMBL folder from /Library/Inputmanagers. This is not in the users home folder. Then run the 2.8 installer and everything works great! Thank you oh great software develop (from another paying supporter)!
Macolyte
Macolyte
Nov 12 2007
2.8
5.0
Nov 12 2007
5.0
Version: 2.8
Took awhile to get this functioning. SIMBL had to be upgraded, and that meant finding and deleting the existing copy. You'll find it in users/(yourname)/library/inputmanagers. Delete the entire SIMBL folder, and your installation will fly. An additional perk - Twicetab suddenly announced itself installed! Anything else SIMBL related likely will, too. Mike, you might but the SIMBL notice somewhere prominent. I thought is was getting installed with PH, like Duct Tape does. PithHelmet is the slickest, most indispensable add on to Safari ever created. Thanks!
Smactron
Smactron
Nov 12 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
So is this compatible with both Tiger and Leopard? Under Tiger, is it compatible with both Safari 2 and the Safari 3 beta?
Shk747
Shk747
Nov 12 2007
2.8
5.0
Nov 12 2007
5.0
Version: 2.8
pithhelmet for leo works perfect ! GREAT.
Floridaphillip
Floridaphillip
Nov 12 2007
2.8
0.0
Nov 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.8
A new version is available for the Safari in Leopard. It works well. For those who install this new version and do not see any results, download the latest SIMBL from: http://culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php close and reopen Safari and you should see results. This is such a WONDEFUL app!
Jcmyers87
Jcmyers87
Nov 8 2007
2.7
0.0
Nov 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
Let's all donate $10 to this developer, so he can purchase 0SX 10.5. This has happened in the past and through our assistance Mike was able to recode the software for the next OS X release. I gave $20, so we are only about $110 short, which means we only need eleven people to simply give the minimum donation we would be doing well. I am not friends with the developer, but he writes excellent software and his tech support is outstanding. He responds usually in a few hours or the first thing the next day. Please people I want to install 10.5, but I will not until Pithhelmet is ready. John
Mail21
Mail21
Nov 4 2007
2.7
5.0
Nov 4 2007
5.0
Version: 2.7
Since all the other popular Safari plugins are back under 10.5 I'm sure that there is hope for PithHelmet running under Leopard as well, right...?! Right...?! It just has to...so please give us a new version for Mac OS X 10.5 as soon as possible...! :)
Drz
Drz
Nov 3 2007
2.7
0.0
Nov 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
To developer. Please, please, please make an update for 10.5. I paid for the previous version, loved it and want to give you my money again for your hard work. God speed.
Markymix
Markymix
Nov 1 2007
2.7
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
Like many of the best things in life, you don't really miss it till it's gone... This is the best ad-blocking solution I've seen and the web without it is a flickering, Flashing, infuriating nightmare! Please try to make it Leopard compatible! I promise to pay for it this time, honest I will!
Jcmyers87
Jcmyers87
Oct 31 2007
2.7
0.0
Oct 31 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
Please update Pith Helmet for Leopard. I will not install 10.5 on my MBP until this software is ready for Safari. Please donate to this cause. People have asked me what OSX software could I not make it without and I tell them Pith Helmet. Please donate, just $10. I don't know the developer, I just want to make certain that he or someone else continues the updates for this software for a long time.
Justinnorman
Justinnorman
Oct 30 2007
2.7
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
PithHelmet won't install on the shipping version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Floridaphillip
Floridaphillip
Oct 27 2007
2.7
0.0
Oct 27 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
Someone please give feed back on using Pith helmet with the Safari in the shipping version of Leopard. I will not go to Leopard until I am sure there is a pith helmet that will work with the Safari that comes with it.
Septimus
Septimus
Aug 11 2007
2.7
5.0
Aug 11 2007
5.0
Version: 2.7
Works perfect!!! Safari 3.0.3 / PPC / OS X 10.4.10
Doc-
Doc-
Aug 7 2007
2.7
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
I've tried various things and its a no go for pithhelmet.
Doc-
Doc-
Aug 6 2007
2.7
0.0
Aug 6 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
Does not load in Safari 3.0.3. Bummer I was waiting for this update :(
Arcarnat
Arcarnat
Aug 6 2007
2.7
0.0
Aug 6 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
In regards to the previous comment, the problem is not PithHelmut bu a poorly designed CNN website. The newly designed CNN website will still periodically crash, even if PithHelmut is turned off.
Kevin-M
Kevin-M
Jul 21 2007
2.6.7
0.0
Jul 21 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.7
Using with Safari 2.0.4 (419.3) PithHelmet (or CNN) causes safari to crash when viewing most links on CNN.com's newly redesigned website.
Macupdate109
Macupdate109
Jun 30 2007
2.6.7
5.0
Jun 30 2007
5.0
Version: 2.6.7
Easily the best add-on hack ever. If you use Safari, you need this. You also need to send Mike Solomon $10 to encourage him to work on PithHelmet again.
Cowpiebingo
Cowpiebingo
Jun 13 2007
2.6.7
0.0
Jun 13 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.7
Not compatible with Safari 3.0 beta.
Lanouvellechair
Lanouvellechair
Apr 21 2007
2.6.7
0.0
Apr 21 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.7
it's a donationware, you don't need regcode. Just click on "i already paid".
incrzr
incrzr
Jul 7 2006
2.6.7
0.0
Jul 7 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.7
After installing 2.6.7 page loading has become slower and sometimes the page doesn't load completely. I'm reusing the modified 2.6.6 version now. Anyone else experienced this? 10.4.7 / Safari 2.0.4
Wam
Wam
Jun 30 2006
2.6.6
0.0
Jun 30 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.6
to use with newest safari (419.3) from 10.4.7: edit /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/PithHelmet.bundle/Contents/Info.plist MaxBundleVersion 419 and restart safa
Floridaphillip
Floridaphillip
Jun 27 2006
2.6.6
0.0
Jun 27 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.6
the new OSX update 10.4.7 has a new version of Safari and Pithhelmet will NOT work with it !!! The developer should have a new version of Pithhelmet is a couple of days.
Bluepolo
Bluepolo
Mar 22 2006
2.6.5
0.0
Mar 22 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.5
causes Safari to be crash central on 10.3.9 with the latest Apple security updates. This is the crash log: 2006-03-22 20:16:51.781 Safari[1911] *** Illegal NSTableView data source ([object class: NSString, number of selected objects: 0]). Must implement numberOfRowsInTableView: and tableView:objectValueForTableColumn:row:
Richard-Taytor
Richard-Taytor
Jan 25 2006
2.6.4
0.0
Jan 25 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
It seems 2.6.4 broke support for NetNewsWire.
$10.00
4.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • Safari 3.2
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