Answered By: David Hughes
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2023     Views: 1

 

Pop-up browser windows can be annoying  On the other hand, some sites might use pop-ups to display information.  You can manage your pop-ups through your browser settings.

Instructions are for different browsers are given below as well as a link to the browser's relevant support page

Chrome 

  • Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the page and go to Settings.
  • Click Privacy and Security in the left-hand menu
  • Click Site Settings
  • Scroll down to Content and click "Pop-ups and Redirects".
  • Tick the box next to' Sites can send pop-ups and use redirects' to allow pop-ups or 'Don't allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects' to block pop-ups

See this page for more Chrome pop-up options

Edge 

  • Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the page and click Settings,
  • Click "Cookies and Site permissions"
  • Scroll down and click "Pop-ups and redirects"
  • Click on Block to move the button from right to left (block on (blue) to block off (white))

Edge Support: blocking pop-ups

Firefox 

  • Click the three lines in the top right corner of the page
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Privacy & Security.
  • Sroll down to Permissions, you can tick 'Block pop-up windows' to block all pop-ups, or untick this to allow pop-ups

Firefox Support: Pop-up blocker settings, exceptions and troubleshooting

Safari

  • Go to the menu bar at the top of the page.
  • Click Safari
  • Click Preferences
  • Go to the top bar and select Websites
  • Click Pop-Up Windows on the left sidebar. You can then add any websites you currently have open to your allowed pop-up list. 

Apple Safari: Block pop-up ads and windows in Safari

 

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