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QUESTION: Just wondering how to enable an alert message notifying me that a pop-up has been blocked?

I know Firefox has that feature(and other related pop-up options), but I don't use Firefox... also preferably avoid 3rd party apps.

I have Safari 5.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8.

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I was just wondering the same thing. –  dan8394 Aug 4 '11 at 13:51
    
So you're looking for what amounts to a second switch: silently block pop-ups / noisily block pop-ups ? (just looking to understand what the notification might be) –  bmike Aug 4 '11 at 14:25
    
@bmike In Chrome and other browsers, you are alerted to the blocking of a popup by an audio alert and an icon. As far as I can see, no alert is given in Safari. Jon would like to enable such an alert. –  dan8394 Aug 4 '11 at 15:55
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Better Pop Up Blocker does trigger an alert in Safari when a popup is locked.

And it also improves the effectiveness of Safari's blocking.

But - the alert behaviour does not work in Lion! Snow Leopard only. If the dev updates it for Lion it should do what you request.

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OP specified 10.6.8 but nice call out on lion issues –  bmike Aug 4 '11 at 16:11
    
Thanks! This does the job, specifically: Unchecking Window targets (Checking this forces pages to load in the same tab). I was going to wait until all the bugs are out of Lion anyway. –  Jon Aug 4 '11 at 22:23
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