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How to enable pop-ups in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

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Posted: 07 Nov, 2012
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Updated: 28 Jun, 2013
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Internet Explorer

To turn Pop-up Blockers on or off, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then click OK to open the Internet Properties dialog box. Alternatively, open Internet Explorer, and then click Internet Options on the Tools menu to open the Internet Properties dialog box.
  2. Click the Privacy tab, and then do either of the following:
    • Click to select Block pop-ups to turn Pop-up Blocker on.
    • Click to clear Block pop-ups to turn Pop-up Blocker off.

 

Google Chrome

Manage pop-ups

Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. Whenever the browser blocks pop-ups for a site, an icon appears on the top-right in the address bar. Click the icon to see the pop-ups that have been blocked or to manage pop-up settings for the site.

See pop-ups for a specific site

To see blocked pop-ups for a site, follow the steps listed below:

  1. If pop-ups have been blocked, you'll see the icon in the address bar. Click the icon to see a list of the blocked pop-ups.
  2. Click the link for the pop-up window that you'd like to see.
  3. To always see pop-ups for the site, select "Always show pop-ups from [site]." The site will be added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog.

To manually allow pop-ups from a site, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. in the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
  5. In the "Pop-ups" section, click Manage exceptions.

Allow all pop-ups

You can allow all pop-ups by disabling the pop-up blocker. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. in the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
  5. In the "Pop-ups" section, select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." Customize permissions for specific websites by clicking Manage exceptions.

 

Firefox 

Pop-up blocker settings

To access the pop-up blocker settings:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu then click Options . If you don’t see Tools menu press Alt key on your  key board then you will see menu bar across the top of the browser select Tools menu.
  2. Select the Content panel.

In the content panel:

  • Block pop-up windows: Uncheck this to disable the pop-up blocker altogether.
  • Exceptions: List sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups.

    The dialog has the following choices:
    • Allow: Click this to add a website to the exceptions list.
    • Remove Site: Click this to remove a website from the exceptions list.
    • Remove All Sites: Click this to remove all of the websites in the exceptions list.

Note: Blocking pop-ups may not always work and may interfere with some websites

 

Safari

1.      Open up your Safari Web browser.

2.      Go to the Safari menu and choose 'Preferences' from the list of choices

3.      Click on the Security heading.

4.      Check the box marked 'Block pop-up windows' if you would like Safari to block all popups. Safari will then ask if you would really like to change the setting.

5.      Click on the 'OK' button in order to change the setting.

6.      Click on the box again, so it does not have a check mark, if you want Safari to allow popup windows.

7.      Close the Preferences windows after you are done changing settings.

8.      Shut down and restart Safari.

 

 

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