How to Disable a Pop-Up Blocker on a Mac

by Christine Kim
When searching the Web on a Mac, you can disable the pop-up blocker on Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox search engines.

When searching the Web on a Mac, you can disable the pop-up blocker on Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox search engines.

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Although pop-up windows can often be irritating when you're surfing the Net, some add useful content on Web pages. All the major Mac browsers – Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome – allow you to disable pop-ups. For your convenience, this option can be toggled on and off.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Open your Chrome application on the Dock. Click on "Chrome," then click "Preferences."

Step 2

Click "Settings" on the menu, then click "Show Advanced Settings," which is on the bottom of the page. Scroll down and click "Privacy."

Step 3

Click "Content Settings," then scroll down to the "Pop-ups" section. Click "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." Click "OK" to save changes.

Safari

Step 1

Open your Safari application from the Dock.

Step 2

Click the "Safari" menu.

Step 3

Click "Block pop-up windows" to unlock it (if it is already checked off).

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open your Firefox application from your Dock. Click the "Firefox" menu, then click "Preferences."

Step 2

Click "Content."

Step 3

Click either "Block pop-up windows" or go to "Exceptions." From "Exceptions," Firefox allows you to choose to unblock pop-ups on specific Web pages while maintaining the pop-up block function on all other Web pages.

About the Author

Christine Kim has been a writer and editor since 2002, working with Columbia University, Harvard Business School and University of Alabama Press. She holds a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.

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