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How do I disable Pop-Up Blockers?

SYMPTOMS

No symptoms.

SOLUTION

In 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:

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


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


The following icon is the Pop-Up Blocker:


To disable Pop-Up Blocking:

  1. Click on the Down arrow in the icon to bring up a menu:


  1. 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.


This icon shows pop-up blocking activity:


To close the Google toolbar:

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


  1. 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:






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


The following icon is the Pop-Up Blocker:


To disable Pop-Up Blocking:

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


  2. 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:


The following icon is the Pop-Up Blocker:


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


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




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:


The following window will appear:


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

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

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