Allow Pop–ups

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.


Using Internet Explorer

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


  1. Load the Firefox browser.
  2. 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
    • Allow specific websites under the Exceptions button.
    • After making the changes, click the OK button to close the Options window.


  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. 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.
  3. Under Settings, scroll down until you see the Content Settings button in the Privacy area.
  4. Use the Pop-ups area to designate exception websites or
    • To allow pop-ups from all websites.
  5. Close the Options tab.


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


  • 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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