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Manage pop-ups - Google Chrome

This article applies to the Google Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebooks.

Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. Whenever the browser blocks pop-ups for a site, the blocked pop-up alert icon appears 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 blocked pop-up alert 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 wrench icon tools menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook).
  3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  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 wrench icon tools menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook).
  3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  5. In the "Pop-ups" section, select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." Customize permissions for specific websites by clicking Manage exceptions.

Firefox - Mac
    1. Click on Firefox menu item
    2. Select Preferences
    3. Click on Content Tab - Uncheck block pop-ups 
    4. Or you can add exceptions here as well.

Safari 
1. Click on Safari menu item
2. Uncheck block popups from drop down menu.

Internet Explorer 

Pop-up Blocker is turned on in Internet Explorer by default. To turn it off or to turn it on again if you've already turned it off, follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Pop-up Blocker.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To turn off Pop-up Blocker, click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.

    • To turn on Pop-up Blocker, click Turn On Pop-up Blocker.


How can I choose to allow pop-ups from a specific website?

By default, Internet Explorer displays pop-ups that appear as a result of you clicking a link or button. Pop-up Blocker blocks pop-ups that are displayed automatically (without you clicking a link or button). If you want to allow a specific website to display automatic pop-ups, follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button, click Pop-up Blocker, and then click Pop-up Blocker Settings.

  3. In the Address of website to allow box, type the address (or URL) of the website you want to see pop-ups from, and then click Add.

  4. Repeat step 3 for every website you want to allow pop-ups from. When you are finished adding websites, click Close.

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