How Do I Disable Pop-Up Blockers

How Do I Disable Pop-Up Blockers

The most common type of popup blocker that may be installed on your system is a blocker built into your web browser: Internet Explorer 6 and higher, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome all have popup blockers built into the applications. See below for instructions for specific web browsers.

To disable a popup blocker on your web browser, please do the following:


Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, or 11 on Windows XP, Vista or 7

  • Click the Tools menu, point to Popup blocker, then click “Turn off popup blocker”.
  • If you wish to select specific sites to continue to allow pop-ups, instead of clicking on “Turn off pop-up blocker,” go to Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, click on “Pop-up blocker settings.” (You can choose to allow pop-ups only on specific sites, which will leave the ones that annoy you disabled).
  • Type in the name of the website(s) you wish to allow pop-ups from, and then hit the Add button:  *

Mozilla Firefox 3.x

  • Click the Tools menu, then select Options.
  • Click on the Content icon at the top of the Options window.
  • Uncheck the Block popup windows option.

Google Chrome

  • Click the three horizontal bar (or horizontal dots) icon to the top, right corner of your browser
  • In the drop down that appears click on the “Settings” option
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click the option for “Show advanced settings…”. This will display more options.
  • Click the “Content Settings” button directly below “Privacy”
  • In the new window that opens you should scroll down until you see an option for “Pop-Ups” then check the bubble beside “Allow all sites to show pop-ups”
  • Close the tab.

Macintosh Users

Safari 4.0

  • Click the Safari menu.
    • If the menu has a checkmark to the left of the Block popup windows option, the popup blocker is enabled.
      Select Block popup windows to clear the check mark.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and 3.5

  • Click the Firefox menu, then select Preferences.
  • Uncheck the Block popup windows option

Please Note

Please note that, if you are not able to change your browser settings and you are using a Signature provided computer, you should contact IT at  If you are experiencing issues and are not using a Signature provided machine, please attempt to access your course from your facility’s Learning machine.