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How to Turn On / Off Pop-ups on Chrome, Firefox, Internet explorer and Edge Browser

What Are Pop-ups.

Pop-ups are the windows that opens separately while you browse any website. It may contain online advertisements.
But some times in some legitimate sites they also contain some useful information. Below is the guide for popular browsers that how to Enable or Disable Pop-ups in the browser. These settings can work for Windows 7, 8 and 10.

How to turn Off / On Pop-ups in Google Chrome
How to turn Off / On Pop-ups in Mozilla Firefox
How to turn Off / On Pop-ups in Internet Explorer
How to turn Off / On Pop-ups in Edge Browser

How to turn Off / On Pop-ups in Google Chrome

By default chrome have enabled this option for the security of the users. It display a warning when it blocks any pop-up while your browse the websites. You can opt to view or block that pop-up. If it is not then you can enable it or if you require to disable it then you can do so by following the below easy steps. See the screenshot images for more details.

  1. Go to the Settings option from the Menu.
  2. Click on the advanced settings and choose the Privacy option.
  3. Now click on the Content Settings button.
  4. Scroll down and find the Pop-ups settings to allow or block the pop-ups for all sites. To enable or disable for a
    particular site you can click on the Manage Exceptions option.

Chrome Enable / Disable Pop ups

 

Allow / Block Pop-ups in Chrome

How to Block / Allow Pop-ups in Mozilla Firefox

Firefox by default blocks pop ups and display a warning message each time it blocks pop-ups. You can Turn on or Off Pop-ups in Firefox by following the below simple steps.

  1. Click on the Menu and choose the Settings.
  2. Select the Content tab from the options.
  3. Find out the settings for Pop-ups and change as per your requirement. In Firefox as well you can add the exception list to allow / block settings for a particular website.

Turn On / Off Pop ups in Firefox

Turn On / Off pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer.

  1. Click on the Tools Menu.
  2. Click on Internet Options.
  3. Select the Privacy tab from the Internet options pop-up windows.
  4. And Turn on or Off Pop-up blocker.

Enable / Disable Pop ups in Internet Explorer

For more settings you can click on the settings option to change the level of Blocking. By default Internet Explorer blocks pop-ups except trusted sites.

How to Enable Disable Pop-up ads in Edge Browser

Edge is the Newest web browser from Microsoft introduced in Windows 10 to replace the Internet Explorer.

  1. Click on the More Actions menu and Select Settings options.
  2. Click on the View advanced settings by scrolling down. Click on it.
  3. Find out the Pop-up setting to Turn on or Off Pop-ups.

Edge Web Browser Turn Pop-ups on off

 

Enable / Disable Pop-up blocker in Edge Browser

Hopefully this guide will help you to block or allow pop-ups on your browser. Read below why we need to change these settings.

Why we need to Turn On or Off Pop-ups

Pop-ups come up automatically in front of you without your permission. So sometimes they can
become the medium of spreading malware. It is always advisable to block the Pop-ups always.  But for legitimate and trusted sites you may sometimes require to allow Pop-ups for a specific site. Every browser have these days settings to configure pop-up blocking. and you can Turn on or Off them as per your requirement. Even some banking site sometimes ask you to enable the pop-ups. So it isn ot easy to identify the good or bad pop-up. But always only allow trusted sites to show the pop-ups.

This post was last updated on:2016-04-28 | First Published:2016-04-29

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2 comments

  1. Using Edge I still see adds for Google Chrome witch I would like to turn off. I am not sure how to do this if you could help me. ,Thank you

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