Web Browsers (Win) - Pop-Up Blocker Settings

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


Internet Explorer

Google Chrome



NOTE: We do not recommend permanently turning off your pop-up blocker. This can leave your COMPUTER vulnerable to any number of malicous programs. We recommend you only disable the blocker temporarily.


If your pop-up blocker is turned on (IE's blocker is on by default) and you go to a site that has pop-ups, an information bar will appear at the bottom of your browser window telling you a pop-up has been blocked.

Clicking on the information bar will let you

If you chose to temporarily allow pop-ups, that permission will expire when you close down your browser.

If you want to permanently disable the pop-up blocker in IE:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select Tools from the main menu
  3. Select Pop-up Blocker
  4. Select Turn Off Pop-up Blocker

Your pop-up blocker is now disabled. To turn it back on, follow the steps above and select "Turn On Pop-up Blocker" from the Pop-up Blocker menu.

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If your pop-up blocker is turned on (Chrome also turns it on 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.

Clicking on the icon will allow you to

If you want to permanently disable pop-up blocking in Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome

2. Select Settings from the Chrome menu

3. Select the Show advanced settings... link at the bottom of that page

4. Select Content settings... from the Privacy section

5. Select Allow all sites radio button from Pop-ups section

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If your pop-up blocker is turned on (Safari's is by default) and you go to a site that has pop-ups, there is no easy way to identify if a pop-up has indeed been blocked. Below are the steps you need to check and see if the pop-up blocker is enabled and disable if you choose.

1. Open Safari.

2. In the top left, select Safari, then select Preferences from the drop down menu.

3. The preferences pane will open and select Security on the top row.

4. Uncheck the Block pop-up windows box.

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

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:

To access the pop-up blocker settings:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Options.

  2. Select the Content panel.

In the content panel:

The dialog has the following choices:

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