Disabling Browser Pop-Up Blockers
Updated January 22, 2010
Pop-up blockers on modern web browsers allow users to surf the web without annoying ads and other malicious software popping up when navigating to commercial or untrustworthy websites.
However, pop-up blockers can disrupt the operation of some legitimate sites suchs as the DJUSD Student Information System Zangle which uses pop-up windows for logging in, making changes and other legitimate functions.
This webpage shows you how to add a website to the list of exceptions for a browser's pop-up blocker. This will allow windows to pop up while visiting the "exception" web site, while continuing to block pop-ups from other sites you may visit.
Important: You should NOT completely disable a browser's popup blocker unless you are an expert user or if the browser can only globally enable or disable pop-ups.
This webpage shows you how to add exceptions to the pop-up blockers of the following browsers. Click on them to scroll directly:
This webpage also shows you how to globally disable pop-ups for these browsers that cannot make exceptions to pop-up blocking:
Please note: Google's browser Chrome does not currently have a user-friendly means to control the pop-up blocker. It is always on.
If you have a different version of one of the above browsers, or if you use a browser not on this list, click on the Help menu of the browser and type in "pop-up blocker" for more information.
The IE7 Pop-up blocker settings can be configured to allow web sites specified by the user. You do this by adding a web site to the Allowed Sites list.
Follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, then click Internet Explorer.
- On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, then click Pop-Up Blocker Settings.
- In the Address of Web Site to Allow box, copy & paste or type in the address of the website, then click Add.
- Click Close.
From the Microsoft Support website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843016
To access the pop-up blocker settings:
- Go to the website for which you wish to enable pop-ups.
- Highlight and Copy the web address (URL).
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on Tools, and select Options.
- The option at the very top is to Block Pop-up Windows. Confirm this box is checked, then click the Exceptions button at the right.
- The Exceptions window appears. It lists the sites for which you want to display pop-ups. Click in the Address field at the top. Paste in the web address you copied in Step 2 above, click the Allow button.
- The website is added to the list of Allowed sites. Click Close at the bottom.
- The Pop-up blocker exceptions window closes. The Options panel returns into view; click the OK button at the bottom.
Safari does not selectively allow pop-up windows, so you must turn on pop-up windows globally.
- Select the Safari menu (Mac) or Edit menu (PC).
- The Block Pop-up Windows menu option should be unchecked.
The steps above are from the University of Utah web site: http://www.acs.utah.edu/portal/popups.html.
Opera does not selectively allow pop-up windows, so you must turn on pop-up windows globally.
The following process was tested on Opera v9.63 and v10.0. It should work for all 9.x and 10.x versions.
- From the Opera browser window, click the Tools drop-down menu.
- At the bottom of the Tools menu, click Preferences.
- The Preferences window opens. Click the General Tab at the upper left.
- In the middle of the General window pane, you will see the Pop-ups drop-down menu. It defaults to Block unwanted pop-ups.
- Click the OK button at the bottom of the Preferences window.
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