Web Browsers - Pop-Up Blocker Settings

This article explains how to disable and enable the pop-up blocker settings in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome



NOTE: We do not recommend permanently turning off your pop-up blocker. This can leave your computer vulnerable to any number of malicious programs. We recommend you only disable the blocker temporarily or add specific trusted sites as exceptions.

Microsoft Edge

1. In Edge, go to Settings and more (the 3 dots in the upper right). 
2. Click on Settings in the upper left and then Cookies and Site permissions
3. Select Pop-ups and redirects
4. Move the Block toggle to On or OffYou may also block or allow specific sites from this same menu.


If your pop-up blocker is turned on (Chrome enables this by default) and the site you are on tries to send a pop-up, an icon that looks like a browser bar with a red 'x' will appear in your address bar.

Chrome pop up notification

Clicking on the icon will provide you with three choices:

  • always allow pop-ups from this site
  • continue blocking pop-ups
  • manage pop-up blocking

To manage pop-up settings in Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Select More (the 3 vertical dots in the upper right) and then Settings from the Chrome menu.

Chrome menu options.

3.Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings.

4. Select Pop-ups and redirects.

5. Under "Default behavior", choose Don't allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects.

Chrome block pop-ups option.

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1. Open Safari.

2. In the top left, select Safari, then Preferences then Websites

Safari pop up settings

3. Select Pop-up Windows on the left and choose from the following options from the pop-menu next to the website.

  • Block pop-up windows that appear when you open or close a webpage
  • Block and Notify: When you visit the site, Safari displays an icon in the Smart Search field. You can click the icon to display the pop-up windows.
  • Block: The site can’t display pop-up windows
  • Allow: The site can display pop-up windows

Note: Some websites use pop-up windows for essential content.

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When blocking a pop-up, Firefox displays an information bar, as well as an icon in the location bar.

Firefox pop up notification

When you click either the Options button in the info bar or the icon in the location bar, a menu is displayed with the following choices:

  • Allow/Block pop-ups for this site
  • Edit Pop-up Blocker Options
  • Don't show this message when pop-ups are blocked
  • (Show the blocked pop-up)

To access the pop-up blocker settings:

  1. Click the menu button (3 horizontal lines in the upper right) and choose Settings.

  2. Select Privacy & Security.

  3. In the Permissions section, check or uncheck Block pop-up windows. If checked, you may click on the Exceptions button to add specific websites you would like to allow pop-ups for.

Firefox popup options.

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Keywordsmicrosoft edge google chrome safari firefox browser pop-up Popup   Doc ID48781
OwnerSophia E.GroupParkland College
Created2015-03-13 15:49 CSTUpdated2023-03-07 16:57 CST
SitesParkland College
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