How to Allow Pop Ups With a Pop Up Blocker Installed

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Pop up blockers prevent unwanted ads from ruining your Internet experience. A vital part of web browsers, this security measure saves users time and frustration. However, pop up blockers need to be temporarily turned off in certain situations, usually to complete an online purchase or to view a video from a news or entertainment site. Here's how to temporarily turn off pop up blockers in a number of browsers.

Step 1

Go to your browser's toolbar. If you use Internet Explorer, locate the menu bar. Choose the "Tools" menu and find the "Pop Up Blocker" option. On the menu that appears, check "Turn Off Pop Up Blocker." This will enable pop ups until you turn the blocker on again.

Step 2

Find the "Pop Up Blocker" menu button on your browser if you use Earthlink. Click "Always ALLOW pop ups for this Web site." This will allow pop ups on the website you're working on until you change it back from the settings menu.

Step 3

Add a website to your "allow pop ups" list on the MSN browser, by choosing "MSN" and then going to "Toolbar Options." Click "Pop Up Guard" setting, then type the name of the site you're using under the "Allow List" window. You can always remove it later.

Step 4

Configure your Yahoo toolbar to allow pop ups by clicking the pop up blocker menu next to the search button. Select "Always Include Pop Ups" and type the site name in the allow list. Remove later if necessary.

Step 5

Select the pop up blocker button on your Google toolbar, and add it to your blocked or "White" list. "Site pop ups allowed" will appear on the toolbar when you visit that site. The names of blocked sites won't appear on a Google list. They'll be blocked silently.

Step 6

Allow pop ups from a website on your AOL browser by clicking settings and then preferences. Go to the "By AOL Feature" tab, and select "Pop ups." Then enter the desired website address.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some browsers will automatically detect a legitimate pop up, such as a video screen, and ask you if you want to allow the pop up.