How to Allow Pop Ups on Mac

Popups are additional dialogues on certain websites, which are disabled on Safari by default based on user experience reports that these pop-ups create an annoying experience but sometimes, they are part of a site and contain important information that the user does not wants to be missed. Sometimes, these pop ups can also be originated when a user attempts to download something, and the browser blocks it preventing the user to continue with the download.

In order to enable pop ups follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Safari and click Safari on the menu bar.
  2. Choose Preferences and click on the Security icon from the new window. It will open up the Security tab.
  3. Now, look for the section called Web content. You will notice a couple of enabled check boxes. Find the one that says Block pop up windows.
  4. Now make sure it is unchecked and restart Safari.

Allow Pop Ups on Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox on your Mac.
  2. Click on the Menu button and select Options from the drop-down menu.
  3. Look for the Privacy & Security section (on the left panel) and click on it.
    • Uncheck the Block popup windows checkbox in the Pop-ups section to allow pop-up windows from all sites.
    • If you want to turn pop-ups on for specific websites only, click on Exceptions while the Block pop-up windows checkbox is on. This will open up a new window where you can type the website(s) which you want to enable pop-ups on. The easiest way is to copy the URL from the address bar, paste it in this section, click Allow and click Save Changes. Here you can add as many websites as you want.

Allow Pop Ups on Chrome

  1. Launch Chrome and click on the 3-dot menu icon at the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on Advanced from the window that opened up.
  4. Now, a new section will show up. Select the Content settings field in the Privacy and security.
  5. From the window that opens up, select the item Pop ups.
    • To allow pop ups on all websites, make sure the switch at the top of the section is set on Allowed.
    • To allow pop ups only on specific websites, click on ADD in the Allow section. Here you can type as many websites as you want.
    • With Chrome you can also allow pop ups directly on the site you are visiting (even if that site is not in your Allow list, and your pop ups are blocked). When Chrome blocks pop up on a site, you will see a small icon in the address bar telling you Pop up blocked. When you see that icon, you can click on it and enable that pop up (by clicking on the provided link), or allow all pop ups from that particular site.

Allow Pop Ups in Third-party Plugins

If you are using any ad-blocking plugins on your browser of choice and you want to allow pop ups, you will need to adjust the ad-block to allow pop ups.

Most of these plugins add a small icon on your browser’s bar.

  1. To enable pop ups, click on that icon while on the site you want to enable pop ups from.
  2. Look for a way to disable the ad-block for that specific site, or add the site to your whitelist.
  3. If you can’t find a way to disable the ad-blocking feature for one site only, turn it off completely. You can turn it on again later.

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