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How to Temporarily Disable a Pop-Up Blocker

How to Temporarily Disable a Pop-Up Blocker

Pop-ups are mostly annoying, but sometimes it can help you to get more information on the query you are searching in the web. Pop-up blockers, block pop-ups that appear on your computer screen. To know how to temporarily block pop-up blockers and enable pop-ups, read the article.
Suganya Sukumar
A pop-up window is a small web browser window that may open when you visit a website. Pop-ups are usually advertisements that appear while you are looking up a website. However, pop-ups can be windows that provide additional information or tips that you're searching for in a website. In this case, these can be useful and help you to know more on the required information. If you have spyware or adware software installed in your computer, it will automatically allow them.
Also, if a window contains some active content in it, then it cannot be blocked. For example, Internet Explorer will not block such small web browser windows from the sites that are in the trusted zone. Pop-up blocker is a feature that will let you block most pop-ups. When a pop-up blocker is turned on, the pop-ups will not appear on the screen and if it is turned off or disabled, pop-ups will not restricted. Pop-ups may appear in tabs or windows depending on your Internet settings.
Disabling Pop-up Blockers Temporarily
Disabling This Feature on Mozilla Firefox (Windows)
  1. On the Firefox homepage, click on the option Tools, from the main menu, and select Options from the down drop menu.
  2. In the Options window, select the Content tab, and ensure that the check box, Block pop-up windows. is unchecked.
Disabling This Feature on Internet Explorer (Windows)
  1. From the menu bar, click on the tab Tools, and select Internet Options from the down drop menu.
  2. On the Internet Options window, select the Privacy tab, and disable the check-box, Turn-on Pop-up Blocker.
Disabling This Feature on Google Chrome (Windows)
  1. Click on the Google Chrome settings, which is on the top right corner of the Google Chrome home page and select Options from the down drop menu.
  2. In the Options window, select Under the Hood option.
  3. Various categories will appear on the right side of the options window, after clicking on Under the Hood option.
  4. Look out for Privacy category in the window and select Content Settings button, which is located on the right side of the Privacy category.
  5. Again in the Content Settings window, you will see many categories, among which you need to search for Pop-ups.
  6. Enable the check-box, Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
Disabling This Feature on Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. In the Safari web browser home page, select Safari, from the main menu bar.
  2. Uncheck Block Pop-Up Windows, from the down drop menu.
Disabling This Feature on Camino (Mac OS X)
  1. In the Camino web browser home page, follow the path - Camino → Preferences → Web Features.
  2. Uncheck the box, Block pop-up windows.
Disabling This Feature on Firefox (Mac OS X)
  1. In the Firefox web browser home page, follow the path - Firefox → Preferences → Content.
  2. Uncheck the box, Block pop-up windows.
Disabling This Feature on Opera
  1. On the top left corner of the Opera home page, you will see Menu tab. Click on it.
  2. Follow the path - Menu → Settings → Preferences.
  3. On the Preferences window, select General tab.
  4. Now, you will see Choose how you prefer to handle pop-ups, on the window, under this Pop-ups settings will be available.
  5. On the right-side of Pop-ups, you need to choose, Open all pop-ups, and then click on the OK button.
Pop-up blockers can be disabled in tool bars like MSN, Google, Yahoo, AOL etc., also. For that, you need to identify the pop-up settings symbol on the toolbar and change the settings. Before disabling the pop-up blocker, ensure that you don't have software such as Pop-up Cop, Pop-up Stopper etc., installed in your computer.