How to disable your pop-up blocker

If a web site suggests you allow pop-up windows for the site to function properly, try the instructions below for the web browser you are using.

 

Internet Explorer

How to turn off the pop-up blocker

  1. 'Tools' menu, select 'Pop-up Blocker > Turn off pop-up blocker'
    Internet Explorer pop-up blockers settings

How to add a site to the exceptions list

  1. From the 'Tools' menu, select 'Pop-up Blocker > Pop-up Blocker Settings'
  2. Add the site name (up to the first slash '/') and click 'Add'
    Internet Explorer pop-up blocker exclusion

Firefox

How to turn off the pop-up blocker

  1. From the 'Tools' menu, select: 'Tools > Options... > Content'
  2. Un-tick 'Block popup windows'
    Firefox pop-up blocker dialog

How to add a site to the exceptions list

  1. From the 'Tools' menu, select: 'Tools > Options... > Content'
  2. Click the 'Exceptions...' button opposite to 'Block popup windows'
    Firefox pop-up blocker exception button
  3. Add the site name (up to the first slash '/') and click 'Allow'
    Firefox - setting a pop-up blocker execption

Chrome

How to turn off the pop-up blocker

  1. Click the spanner icon in the tollbar and select 'Options' from the menu.
  2. Click 'Under the Bonnet' in the left hand panel.
  3. In the 'Privacy' section, click the 'Content settings...' button.
  4. In the 'Pop-ups' section, tick 'Allow all sites to show pop-ups'

How to add a site to the exceptions list

  1. Follow the first 2 steps above to display the 'Content Settings' window.
  2. Click 'Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)'.
  3. Click the 'Manage Exceptions...' button.
  4. Enter the site name (e.g. library.uwe.ac.uk) and then close the window.

Safari

How to turn off the pop-up blocker

  1. From the 'Safari' menu, un-tick 'Block Pop-Up Windows'

Other popup blockers

Instructions on how to change popup settings for most browsers and toolbars can be found at this Artstor help page.

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