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Browsers: Enabling Pop-ups/Disabling Pop-up Blocker in Mozilla Firefox

What are pop-ups?

Pop-up windows, or pop-ups, are windows that appear automatically without your permission. Firefox allows you to control both pop-ups and pop-unders in Firefox Options . Pop-up blocking is turned on by default, so you don't have to worry about enabling it to prevent pop-ups from appearing in Firefox.

When blocking a pop-up, Firefox displays an information bar (if it hasn’t been previously dismissed – see below), as well as an icon popup_icon_fx57 in the address bar.

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When you click either the Options button in the info bar or the icon in the address bar, a menu is displayed with the following choices:

  • Allow/Block pop-ups for this site
  • Edit Pop-up Blocker Options
  • Don't show this message when pop-ups are blocked
  • (show the blocked pop-up)

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Pop-up Blocker Settings

To access the pop-up blocker settings:

  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  • Under the Permissions section, uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows to disable the pop-up blocker altogether.
  • 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:

Allowed Websites Pop-ups

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

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Is the pop-up blocker on and enabled for this site?

  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel and go to the Permissions section.
  3. Make sure the Block pop-up windows checkbox is checked.
  4. To the right of Block pop-up windows, click the Exceptions… button. A dialog box will open with a list of sites that are allowed to show pop-ups.
  5. If the site that's opening pop-ups is listed here, select it and press Remove Website.
  6. Click on Save Changes to update your changes.
  7. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
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