Browser - Allow Pop-Ups

How to Allow Pop-ups

No one likes being bombarded by pop-up ads, but you do need them every once in a while. Some sites still require that you add information to a pop-up window. Or maybe you can’t view a video or page because Safari’s pop-up blocker is blocking it. No matter the reason, here’s how to allow pop-ups on Safari.

How to Turn Off the Pop-up Blocker on Safari Desktop

The following method will only work for Mac desktops and laptops running Safari. 
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click “Safari” in the Apple Menu in the top-left corner of your screen. You will need to be in the Safari app to access this menu.  
  3. Then click Preferences. You can also access Safari’s Preferences using the Command + comma keyboard shortcut.   
  4. Click on the Websites tab at the top of the Preferences window
  5. From the left sidebar, click on Pop-up Windows
  6. Finally, click the drop-down menu in the bottom right corner of the window and select Allow. This will cause Safari to allow all pop-ups. You can also block all pop-ups or notify you whenever they are blocked.
If you don’t want to allow all pop-ups on Safari, you can set exceptions for specific websites or web pages you currently have open. Click the drop-down menu next to a website and select Allow in the same Preferences window.

Note: Choose Block or Block and Notify from the drop-down menu to add exceptions. Doing this will change your pop-up blocker. 

How to Allow Pop-ups on iPhone

If you have an iPhone or iOS device, Safari is your default browser. If you want to know how to block pop-ups on your iPhone or iPad, follow the steps below.
  1. Open the Settings app. This app comes on your device and cannot be deleted. It has a gear-shaped icon. 
  2. Scroll down and tap Safari. This will have an icon that looks like your Safari app. 
  3. Finally, turn on the toggle next to Block Pop-ups. You will know it is on when it is green.

Pop-up blocker in Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Settings.
  3. Under "Privacy and security," 
  4. Under Permissions.
  5. Click Block Pop-up windows, Exceptions.
  6. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked.
  7. Add or your safe site to this list.
  8. Save Changes

Pop-up blocker in Firefox

To access the pop-up blocker settings:
  1. Click the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. Under the Permissions section, uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows to remove the pop-up blocker.
  4. A click on Exceptions… opens a dialog box with a list of sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups.
    • The dialog box offers you the following choices:
      • Allow: Click this to add a website to the exceptions list.
      • Remove Website: Click this to remove a website from the exceptions list.
      • Remove All Websites: Click this to remove all of the websites in the exceptions list.

Pop-up blocker in Microsoft Edge

Applies to: Microsoft Edge

Keyboard Shortcuts:
On IE and MS Edge, hold ctrl + alt before clicking a link to allow popups.

To do this:
  1. Go to Settings > Settings > Cookies and Site permissions in the new Microsoft Edge.
  2. Select Pop-ups and redirects.
  3. Move the Block toggle to On or Off.
  4. Add or your safe site to Allow list. 3
  5. Add.