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How to disable web browser pop-up blockers
How to disable web browser pop-up blockers
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Written by Kirsten Simmons
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You may need to turn off the pop-up blocker in your browser for several reasons:

  1. To access important information or essential functionality in pop-up windows such as login prompts, notifications, or additional resources.

  2. To complete online forms that open in pop-up windows.

  3. To allow legitimate pop-ups such as product images, video players, or interactive elements.

  4. To troubleshoot website issues caused by conflicts with the browser's pop-up blocker. Disabling the blocker temporarily can help diagnose the issue and determine if it is related to pop-up interference.

Important note: pop-up windows can also be used for malicious purposes, such as phishing attempts or malware distribution. You should exercise caution when disabling the pop-up blocker and only do so for trusted websites. Additionally, keeping the browser and security software up to date is crucial to protect against potential threats.


To disable the pop-up blocker in Firefox:

  1. Open the Firefox browser, click the hamburger menu (three bars) and select Settings.

  2. Select the Privacy & Security tab and go down to the Permissions section.

  3. Uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows to disable the pop-up blocker altogether.

Google Chrome

To disable the pop-up blocker in Google Chrome:

  1. In Google Chrome’s top-right corner, click the menu button (three dots) and select Settings.

  2. Navigate to the Privacy and Security section and click Site settings.

  3. Click Pop-ups and redirects and select Sites can send pop-ups and use redirects.

Microsoft Edge

To disable the pop-up blocker in Microsoft Edge:

  1. In Edge’s top-right corner, click the menu button (three dots) and select Settings.

  2. Navigate to the Cookies and site permissions section and click Pop-ups and redirects.

  3. Toggle off the Block option at the top.


To disable the pop-up blocker in Safari refer to Allow or block pop-ups in Safari on Mac.

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