How to Allow Pop–ups

Four Methods:Using Internet ExplorerFirefoxChromeSafari

While Internet pop-ups can be annoying, some websites and web-based applications require them to be active. Knowing how to unblock pop-ups will allow you more control over this function in your web browser. The process is a bit different depending upon the browser you use.

Method 1
Using Internet Explorer

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    Launch Internet Explorer.
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    Click the Tools button on the main menu and hover your cursor over the words "Pop-up Blocker" in the drop down menu.
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    Select "Pop-Up Blocker Settings" from the slide out menu.
    • This will launch the Pop-Up Blocker Settings window.
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    Make any necessary changes and click the Close button.

Method 2
Firefox

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    Load the Firefox browser.
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    Choose the Options link from the Tools drop down menu.
    • This will open the Options window. Click the Content tab in this window. You can uncheck the Block pop-up windows option,or
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    • Allow specific websites under the Exceptions button.
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    • After making the changes, click the OK button to close the Options window.
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Method 3
Chrome

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    Open the Chrome browser.
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    Click the wrench icon button at the right edge of the browser window to allow pop-ups.
    • This will open the Options in a separate tab.
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    Under Settings, scroll down until you see the Content Settings button in the Privacy area.
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    Use the Pop-ups area to designate exception websites or
    • To allow pop-ups from all websites.
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    Close the Options tab.

Method 4
Safari

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    Launch Safari.
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    Choose the gear icon at the right edge of the browser window.
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    Look for the "Block Pop-up Windows" option.
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    Remove the check mark by clicking on it.

Tips

  • Whenever possible, with all browsers other than Safari, you should always choose to allow only specific exceptions to create pop-up windows. Many pop-ups are malicious in nature and your computer could be compromised by another website while you are accessing the pop-up window from an accepted site.
  • Safari, as of version 5.0, does not have the capability to block specific websites from popping up windows.

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Categories: Internet Browsers