Disable Pop-ups

Internet Explorer

With the release of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, pop-up blocking is integrated into Internet Explorer. By default, pop-up blocking is enabled.

Listed below is the location of the menu within Internet Explorer:

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To disable pop-up blocking: click Tools, then Pop-up Blocker, then Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.

 

Mozilla Firefox

The Mozilla Firefox pop-up blocker is integrated into the Firefox browser. To disable the pop-up blocker:

Open the Tools menu and click on Options:

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The following window will appear:

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Click on the Web Features icon in the list on the left.
Remove the checkmark beside the Block Pop-up windows option.
Click Ok to close the window.

To re-enable pop-up blocking, check the Block Pop-up windows option.

 

Safari

Safari’s pop-up blocker is integrated into the browser, much like the pop-up blocker for Internet Explorer. To disable the pop-up blocker:

  1. Open the Safari menu and select the Preferences option.
  2. In the window that displays, click on the Security option.
  3. Remove the checkmark from the Block pop-up windows option.
  4. Close the window.

 

Yahoo Toolbar

The Yahoo Toolbar includes pop-up blocking. This is an example Yahoo Toolbar.

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The following icon is the Pop-Up Blocker:

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To disable Pop-Up Blocking:
Click on the Down arrow in the icon to bring up a menu:

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Uncheck the Enable Pop-Up Blocker option. To re-enable pop-up blocking, re-check the Enable Pop-Up Blocker option.

 

Google Toolbar

The Google Toolbar includes pop-up blocking. To disable pop-up blocking, you must close the toolbar.

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This icon shows pop-up blocking activity:

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To close the Google Toolbar:

Right-click on the toolbar and a drop-down menu will appear with a listing of all of the toolbars.

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Uncheck the Google option.To re-enable the Google Toolbar, right-click again in the toolbar area and recheck Google.

Important Note:

Changing the icon to reflect that Pop-Ups are now allowed will NOT allow hotComm pop-ups to be displayed, even though it shows the following:

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You MUST disable the entire Toolbar.

 

MSN Toolbar

The MSN toolbar includes pop-up blocking. This is an example MSN toolbar:

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The following icon is the Pop-Up Blocker:

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To disable Pop-Up Blocking:

Click on the Down arrow to the right of the text to bring up the Menu:

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Click on the Allow Pop-ups option. To re-enable pop-up blocking, re-check the Allow Pop-ups option.

 

AOL Toolbar

The AOL Toolbar includes pop-up blocking. This is an example AOL Toolbar:

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The following icon is the Pop-Up Blocker:

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To allow Pop-ups to appear, click on the pop-up blocker icon. You should now see the following:

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To re-enable pop-up blocking, click the pop-up blocker icon again.

 

Netscape Toolbar

Netscape’s pop-up blocker is integrated into the browser. To disable the pop-up blocker:

From the Edit menu, select the Preferences option. The following window will appear:

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Click on the arrow beside the Privacy & Security option on the left-hand side of the window to make it display the options shown above.

Click on the Pop-up Windows option.

Remove the checkmark from beside the Block Unrequested Pop-up Windows option.

Click Ok to close the Window. To re-enable pop-up blocking, check the Block Unrequested Pop-Up Windows option.

 

Norton Internet Security/Firewall Pop-up Blocker

To disable pop-up blocking in Norton’s Internet Security/Firewall, do the following:
Bring up Norton Internet Security’s/Firewall’s main window. This can be accomplished by opening the Windows Start menu, selecting Programs (or All Programs) and then Norton Firewall. A window like the following should appear:

  1.  Click on the Ad Blocking line.
  2.  Click on the Turn Off button.
  3.  Close the window.

Once this is done, then you should be able to use the online system properly. Once you are finished using the online system, you can go back into the above window again to turn on the pop-up blocker.

 

Opera

Opera’s pop-up blocker is integrated into the browser, much like the pop-up blocker for Internet Explorer. To disable the pop-up blocker:

From the Tools menu, select the Preferences option. The following window will appear:

  1.  Click the Windows option in the left-hand list in the window.
  2.  Select the Open all pop-ups option in the Pop-ups list.
  3.  Click the OK button to close the window. Once this is done, then you should be able to use the online system properly. Once you are finished using the online system, you can go back into the above window again to turn on the pop-up blocker.

 

Pop-up Blocker Test

Below is a link (use at your own discretion) which will help you determine if you have a pop-up blocker installed or enabled. Once you click on the link it will open up 10 pop-up windows. If it does not, you have something blocking the pop-ups or a possible issue with java.

Link: http://www.popuptest.com
Click on the Multi Pop-up Test link