How to enable browser pop-ups

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Pop-ups are usually blocked by default on all major web browsers due to their intrusive nature.
  • Certain websites use pop-ups, and in today’s article, we’ll show you how to enable pop ups on all major web browsers.
  • We will be covering some of the most popular browsers, such as Chrome, Opera, and more.
  • Are you interested in web browsers? For more useful guides and news be sure to check our other Browsers articles.
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Pop-ups are windows that suddenly open while browsing, and they usually show all sorts of unwanted ads. However, few websites actually use pop ups for non-advertising purposes.

If you need to enable pop-ups in your browser, in today’s article we’ll show you how to do that, so let’s get started.

How do I enable browser pop-ups?

1. Opera

  1. Click the Opera menu and choose Settings.
    • Alternatively, use Alt + P
  2. Navigate to Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
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  3. Check Allowed to allow all popups or click the Add button and choose on which websites you want to allow pop-ups.
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In addition to blocking pop-ups, Opera will also block ads thanks to the built-in adblocker. The browser also has tracking protection so it will block tracking scripts and cookies.

A built-in VPN is also available, and it’s completely free while offering unlimited bandwidth. As for additional features, there’s integrated messenger and Instagram.

The browser is light on your resources, and it should handle any website with ease, so you might want to consider trying Opera out.



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2. Chrome

  1. Click on the Menu icon and select Settings.
  2. In the Privacy and security section select Site settings.
  3. Now click on Pop-ups and redirects.
  4. Make sure that pop-ups are set to Allowed.

You can also allow pop-ups only from a specific site by doing the following:

  1. In the address bar click on the Pop-up blocked
  2. Click the link for the pop-up you want to display.
  3. Now select Always allow pop-ups and redirects from (site name).


3. Firefox

  1. Click the Menu icon and select Options.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to Privacy & Security. In the left pane, uncheck Block pop-up windows option.
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Alternatively, you can click the Exceptions button and allow pop-ups from only specific websites.

4. Edge

For older versions of Edge:

  1. Click the Menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & security and disable Block pop-ups option.
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For newer versions of Edge:

  1. Click the Menu icon and select Settings.
  2. Go to Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
  3. Now allow popups or add exclusions for certain websites.

Pop-ups can be a problem on certain websites, but sometimes you need to enable them in order for a website to work properly. If you found this guide useful, let us know in the comments section.

FAQ: Learn more about browsers

  • How do I get my browser to allow pop-ups?

You can allow pop-ups on a certain page by clicking the shield icon in the address bar and allow pop-ups for there. To allow all pop-ups, change popups settings from Privacy settings in your browser. You could also disable your pop-up blocker extensions.

  • How do I stop the pop-ups?

Browsers block pop-ups by default, but if pop-ups aren’t blocked, open the browser settings and go to Privacy > Pop-ups section and disable them from there.

  • Where is the pop-up blocker on my browser?

Pop up blocker is located in the Privacy section of your browser settings. You can also try a browser that has an integrated pop-up blocker instead.

  • Why do I still get pop-ups when I have them blocked?

If you’re still getting pop-ups, try using an ad blocker extension or scan your PC and browser for malware. You can also do this using a solid antivirus tool.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2020 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.