Ad Subtract
Ad Subtract Automatic
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The AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. See the GlimmerBlocker Custom Filter page for more details. Ad Subtract (was GoodVibration.css) allows you to harness Safari's built-in capacity to use Custom Style Sheets as an ad-blocking solution.

Ad Subtract will work with Safari (for Mac OS X and Windows) as well as other browsers. Most of the CSS here will work on any browser. Any browser-specific code will be optimized for the WebKit/KHTML Rendering Engine. Safari, Konqueror, OmniWeb, and Shiira are just some of the browsers that use WebKit/KHTML to
What's New
AdSubtract Automatic reacts to changes hosted on the server. No updating is needed once it is installed.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Any WebKit or KHTML based browser under any OS



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Drdul commented on 08 Dec 2009
As the dev has noted in comments below, in the description above and on the AdSubtract project page, the AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. It's not clear what this means for AdSubtract, but I am interpreting it to mean that it's the end of the road for the "freestanding" version of ASdSubtract.

If that's the case, it's unfortunate. AdSubtract has worked better than any other ad-blocker I've tried. I would like to be able to keep up with improvements to the AdSubtract filter, but I don't want to use GlimmerBlocker. I have tried to like GlimmerBlocker, I gave it a fair trial not once but a few times, but it just doesn't work for me. So now I'm gonna have to go looking for another effective ad-blocking solution that's compatible with 64-bit Safari.
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Zephyris replied on 18 Jul 2011
I am sad the developer has ported this to glimmerblocker. I do wish both projects can be kept alive.
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StevenJayCohen commented on 02 Oct 2009
The AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. See the GlimmerBlocker Custom Filter page for more details.
[Version Automatic]


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Matreya reviewed on 11 Jun 2009
I'm amazed that this thing even works in Safari 4 under 10.6
[Version Automatic]


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Syr Wullam reviewed on 21 Apr 2008
Is this project dead? It would be a pity, because this stylesheet solves most (!) of my ad issues. The reason I can't give it five stars is that it's not been updated since last December. Too bad. :-(
[Version 11-2007]

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Steven Jay Cohen (developer) replied on 26 Apr 2008
We don't need to update anymore. The code automatically updates (if you are using the most recent version that we host on Google Code).
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Syr Wullam replied on 27 Apr 2008
Thank you, that's great news! :-)
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Syr Wullam replied on 30 Apr 2008
Hmmm, I was to fast with my reply. It doesn't seem to work under Leopard, even though I've followed the instructions that comes with the .css style sheet.
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Syr Wullam replied on 02 May 2009
Ooops, I forgot about my last comment. Ad Subtract Automatic has for some months now been working on my MBP (Leo 10.5.6). Some hiccups here and there but otherwise I'm quite satisfied with the results. Thanks to the developers!
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Johnny Rocket commented on 02 Nov 2007
just an FYI,on the developers site there's a download for AdSubtractAutomatic.css that will automatically keep the css file up to date. pretty cool.
[Version 11-2007]

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Johnny Rocket replied on 03 Nov 2007
after using the auto updating one for a bit, found it doesn't do as good a job. Lots of flash ads got through.
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Johnny Rocket reviewed on 02 Nov 2007
works great so far. Been trying to find something that blocks the flash ads as well and this does the trick. thanks guys!
[Version 11-2007]


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neonblue2 reviewed on 23 Oct 2007
Blocks most ads though still more work to do. Would get a 4 if only there so much white space where the ads used to be!

I'm gonna stick with Good Vibrations until this is fixed.
[Version 10-2007]


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fyreflye reviewed on 12 Oct 2007
Yes, it does block the ads that SafariBlock and Saft don't get, and it kills Flash ads too. Safari's lack of a workable ad filtering system has been one of the main reasons I don't use it as my default browser. I'm still waiting for something comparable to Firedox's NoScript before I change over, but AdSubtract is a big step forward.
[Version 10-2007]


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Arkham6 commented on 12 Oct 2007
You post at Google Code yet you block adsense? Funny :)
[Version 10-2007]

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Steven Jay Cohen (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2007
I'm happy that you appreciate the irony :)
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fyreflye commented on 12 Oct 2007
Now that I've downloaded it, where do I install it?
[Version 10-2007]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 12 Oct 2007
you should click on the More Information link which is just beneath the Download Now link
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Colin had trouble on 31 Oct 2009
Adsubtract Automatic doesn't seem to work whatsoever. Running Safari 4.03 and OS X 10.6.1. But if I download the non automatic version from the developers site everything works fine. Except it blocks some aspects of Gmail.
[Version Automatic]


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Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:22 May 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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The AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. See the GlimmerBlocker Custom Filter page for more details. Ad Subtract (was GoodVibration.css) allows you to harness Safari's built-in capacity to use Custom Style Sheets as an ad-blocking solution.

Ad Subtract will work with Safari (for Mac OS X and Windows) as well as other browsers. Most of the CSS here will work on any browser. Any browser-specific code will be optimized for the WebKit/KHTML Rendering Engine. Safari, Konqueror, OmniWeb, and Shiira are just some of the browsers that use WebKit/KHTML to render pages.

We moved the project to Google Code so more people could participate in this project and to make updates more readily available. Fixes and improvements are being made to the file all the time. So, if you make personal modifications that improve Ad Subtract, please head over to the website and submit them.


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