How to Disable Pop-Ups in Chrome


How to Disable Pop-Ups in Chrome

Pop-up windows are annoying, but they can also be dangerous. Some pop-up ads are pornographic, and some link to malware. Ninety-nine percent of the time, you're better off to adjust your Web browser's settings so that you never have to deal with pop-up windows in the first place. (Some sites require pop-up windows to work correctly, but on sites where this is the case, you'll usually get a message asking you if you'd like to disable your pop-up blocker temporarily.)

Newer Versions of Chrome:

(1) Click on the Chrome menu, select Preferences

(1) Click on this icon  or this icon  (to the right of the URL). Select Settings from the menu.

 

(2) Click Show advanced settings...

(3) Under Privacy click Content settings...

(4) Scroll down. Under Pop-ups select Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)

(4) If you frequently visit a site that requires pop-ups to function properly, click Manage exceptions...

Here, you can list sites for which will Chrome will allow pop-ups, while still blocking all the rest.

 

Older Versions of Chrome:

(1) Click on the wrench icon:  ,  (to the right of the URL). Select Options from the menu.

(2) Click the Under the Hood tab and then hit Content Settings.

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(3) Now, click Pop-Ups. Make sure you choose the bubble "Block Pop-Ups."

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(4) If you frequently visit a site that requires pop-ups to function properly, you can click the Exceptions button. There, you can list sites that you want Chrome to remember so that it will allow those pop-ups while blocking all the rest.

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