HOW TO DISABLE A POP-UP BLOCKER

Pop-up blockers are great at keeping annoying advertising off your computer screen. However, there are times when you'll need the information a pop-up contains. In those cases, you'll want to disable your browser's pop-up blocker.

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Doing so can leave you vulnerable to malicious programs.So either disable the blocker temporarily or add favorite websites to your browser's safe list, so pop-ups will always appear.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Chrome for PC

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker on a Web Page

If a Web page tries to send you a pop-up when your blocker is turned on, an icon with a red "x" will appear in your address bar.

Clicking the icon will allow you to:

  • Always allow pop-ups from this site
  • Continue blocking pop-ups
  • Manage pop-up blocking

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Chrome Settings

  • 1. Open Chrome.
  • 2. Click the Chrome menu in the upper right corner.
  • 3. Click Settings in the drop-down menu.
  • 4. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings....
  • 5. Under Privacy, click Content settings....
  • 6. Under Pop-ups, select Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
  • 7. Click Done in the bottom right-hand corner.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Chrome for Mac

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker on a Web Page

If a Web page tries to send you a pop-up when your blocker is turned on, an icon with a red "x" will appear in your address bar.

Clicking the icon will allow you to:

  • Always allow pop-ups from this site
  • Continue blocking pop-ups
  • Manage pop-up blocking

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Chrome Settings

  • 1. Open Chrome.
  • 2. Click the Chrome menu in the upper right corner.
  • 3. Click Settings in the drop-down menu.
  • 4. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings....
  • 5. Under Privacy, click Content settings....
  • 6. Under Pop-ups, select Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
  • 7. Click Done in the bottom right-hand corner.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Edge for PC

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Edge Settings

  • 1. Open Edge.
  • 2. Click the three-dotted More actions, then click Settings within the drop-down menu.
  • 3. Scroll down to Advanced Settings and click View advanced settings.
  • 4. Under Block pop-ups slide the setting to On.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Firefox for PC

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker on a Web Page

If a Web page tries to send you a pop-up when your blocker is turned on, an information bar will appear at the top of your browser window.

Clicking the Options button within the information bar will allow you to:

  • Allow pop-ups from this site
  • Edit your pop-up blocker options
  • Never show an information bar when pop-ups are blocked
  • Display the blocked pop-up window

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Firefox Settings

  • 1. Open Firefox.
  • 2. Click the Firefox menu in the upper right.
  • 3. Click Options in the drop-down menu.
  • 4. In the left-hand navigation, click Content.
  • 5. Under Pop-ups uncheck Block pop-up windows.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Firefox for Mac

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker on a Web Page

If a Web page tries to send you a pop-up when your blocker is turned on, an information bar will appear at the top of your browser window.

Clicking the Preferences button within the information bar will allow you to:

  • Allow pop-ups from this site
  • Edit your pop-up blocker options
  • Never show an information bar when pop-ups are blocked
  • Display the blocked pop-up window

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Firefox Settings

  • 1. Open Firefox.
  • 2. Click the Firefox menu in the upper right.
  • 3. Click Preferences in the drop-down menu.
  • 4. In the left-hand navigation, click Content.
  • 5. Under Pop-ups, uncheck Block pop-up windows.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Internet Explorer

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker on a Web Page

If a Web page tries to send you a pop-up when your blocker is turned on, an information bar will appear at the top of your browser window.

Clicking the information bar will allow you to:

  • Temporarily allow pop-ups from this site (until you close your browser)
  • Always allow pop-ups from this site
  • Adjust your pop-up blocker settings

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Internet Explorer Settings

  • 1. Open Internet Explorer.
  • 2. Click Tools on the main menu.
  • 3. Click Pop-up Blocker within the drop-down menu.
  • 4. Click Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Safari for Mac

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Safari Settings

When your blocker is turned on, there is no obvious alert that a pop-up has been blocked. So you'll want to go into Safari's settings to turn off the blocker.

  • 1. Open Safari.
  • 2. In the top left of the window, click Safari.
  • 3. Click Preferences in the drop-down menu.
  • 4. Click the Security tab found on the top row.
  • 5. Under Web content, uncheck Block pop-up windows.

How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker: Safari for PC

Disable a Pop-Up Blocker Within Safari Settings

When your blocker is turned on, there is no obvious alert that a pop-up has been blocked. So you'll want to go into Safari's settings to turn off the blocker.

  • 1. Open Safari.
  • 2. In the top right of the window, click on the settings icon.
  • 3. In the drop-down menu, uncheck Block Pop-Up Windows.

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