How to Adjust the Level of a Pop-Up Blocker

Written by christina shaffer
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Whether you use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, your Web browser includes a pop-up blocker feature. Pop-up blockers can prohibit websites from displaying unwanted pop-up windows on your computer. Though IE and Firefox have different default pop-up blocker settings, you can adjust them by accessing your browser's main toolbar. Depending on your preferred Web browser, you can set the pop-up blocker priority level and allow pop-up windows from specific, secure websites that you often visit.

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    Using Internet Explorer

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    Open Internet Explorer.

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    Click the "Tools" tab, highlight the "Pop-up Blocker" option and select "Pop-up Blocker settings." The "Pop-up Blocker Settings" dialogue box will appear on the screen, and you will notice the "Notifications and blocking level" pane at the bottom of the window.

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    Click the "Blocking level" drop-down menu to adjust your general pop-up blocker settings. By default, Internet Explorer uses the "Medium" setting, which blocks the majority of automatic pop-ups. Select the "High" option to block all pop-up windows. To allow pop-up windows from secure sites, select the "Low" setting.

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    Use the "Exceptions" pane to allow pop-ups from specific websites that you visit. Enter the website address and click the "Add" button. The website will be added to your "Allowed sites" pop-up blocker settings.

    Using Mozilla Firefox

  1. 1

    Open Mozilla Firefox.

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    Click the "Tools" tab and select "Options."

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    Click the "Content" icon at the top of the "Options" dialogue box. You will notice a check mark next to the "Block pop-up windows" option.

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    Remove the check mark next to "Block pop-up windows" to disable the browser's pop-up blocker.

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    Click the "Exceptions" button to allow pop-up windows from specific websites. Enter the website address and click the "Allow" button. Mozilla Firefox will update your pop-up blocker settings and allow you to view pop-up windows from your designated websites.

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