Tag: Safari

How to manually install a Safari browser extension (like AdBlock Plus)

Safari extensions enable additional functionality within the browser. You can easily find loads of extensions simply by selecting Safari / Safari Extensions from the top menu of the application. But what if you hear about a new extension that isn’t yet available from the Apple distribution point?

Easy.

For this go ’round, we’ll install the soon-to-be-crowned-king of Safari extensions, the recently released AdBlock Plus. Sure, ads feed content, and I have no problem with them whatsoever. I do, however, have a big problem with computing security, or any lack thereof. Call me paranoid (please), but AdBlock Plus has additional benefits beyond simply ridding pages of colorful banners. More on that later though.

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One down, one to go

The breaking news is that at least one operating system no longer has to suffer. I can hear it now:

“It is recommended that Windows users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox.”