Pop-Ups are often times very annoying and disrupt one’s activities on the internet. Today I want to show you how you can block pop-ups on web browsers.
By default most web browsers have the pop-up windows activated but if yours is not the case then follow this guide to block pop-ups from popping one thing or the other on the browser windows when you are either working or just surfing the web.
In this article you will learn how to block pop-ups on web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
1. Click on “Internet Options” from the Settings icon in the top-right corner.
2. In the Privacy tab, enable the option to “Turn On Pop-Up Blocker.”
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1. Click the Settings icon in the top-right corner of your browser, and select “Settings.”
2. Scroll down and click on “Show Advanced Settings.”
3. In the Privacy section, click “Content Settings.”
4. Here, select the option “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups.”
5. Use the “Manage Exceptions” option to add websites, on which you want pop-ups to be shown.
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1. Open Firefox and click on the Settings icon in the top-right corner, then click on “Options” (or “Preferences”).
2. In the Content tab, enable the option to “Block Pop Up Windows.”
3. Use the “Exceptions” option to add websites, on which you want pop-ups to be shown.
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1. Open the Opera menu by clicking on the “Opera” logo in the top-left corner, hover your mouse over “Settings” to reveal other options and select “Preferences”.
2. In the “General” tab, under the Pop-up section, select the option to “Block unwanted Pop-Ups.” and Save your preference.
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Click on the Settings logo in the top-left corner, and enable the option to “Block Pop-Up Windows.” Alternatively, you can press “Ctrl+Shift+K” to enable the option.
Pop-up windows can really be disturbing as it always brings up unnecessary adverts always promoting one product or the other.
Pop-ups also contain malware that can infect our systems with viruses that could steal our sensitive data.
I will recommend you bock all pop-ups on all your web browsers and only use the exception options to allow pop-ups from only trusted sites.
I have covered all major browsers on this guide, i hope you can now find it easy to block pop-ups on web browsers.
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Nwosu Mavtrevor says
I simply use the Function Fn+Prt sc buttons or you can also see http://www.netmediablog.com/google-chrome-how-to-take-screenshots-on-google-chrome
Great!! I generally use popup blocker addon on Firefox and Chrome to block all popups, but now I know there is no need to do that. Browser can block popups on their own.
Hi,article is good and useful.
Keith Roberts says
Yes this was a good idea that browsers started doing. Why get the software when it can be built in?