A window that appears unexpectedly on your browser while surfing over the internet is known as a Pop-up. The website owners create the pop-ups which are invoked on some particular actions. The motive of displaying a pop-up might be the promotion of a website, advertising a product or redirecting the user to some other site. These kind of pop-ups are usually annoying and seem distracting and useless to you.
Well, this issue is resolved by a software called Pop-up Blocker which is pre-owned by most of the latest browsers including Google Chrome. The Pop-up blocker restricts the websites from displaying the pop-ups on your browser.
But, in many cases, pop-ups are worthy and helpful. The objective of such pop-ups might be to provide some information and instructions regarding a process or to guide the user through a procedure like form-filling etc. The Pop-up blocker may not differentiate the useful pop-ups from the other ones; hence all the pop-ups are blocked.
Here, you need to disable the pop-up blocker manually, so that the useful pop-ups could appear on the screen. Google Chrome lets you disable the pop-up blocker entirely from your browser, while you can also disable it for some particular websites to allow them to show the pop-ups. This article will let you know how to do that.
Steps to Disable Pop-up Blocker in Google Chrome
Disabling the Pop-up blocker completely:
Step 1: Access Google Chrome and click the three-dot button (called vertical ellipsis) provided on the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Go to Settings present in the dropdown menu.
It opens the browser Settings where you can manage the user account, appearance, default browser etc.
Step 3: Scroll down to find and open Advanced Settings.
It drops a list of settings to control advanced features like privacy & security, accessibility, downloads etc.
Step 4: Under Privacy and security, find Content settings. Here you can handle the content that is accessed or displayed by different websites.
You will see a list of entities that are used by websites like cookies, location, flash, pop-ups etc. Each of the entity allows you to permit or block a site from accessing it.
Step 5: Click on Pop-ups and redirects. It opens the settings for pop-ups which gives you three options.
- Toggle button: Usually, this button is turned off in Google Chrome to block the pop-ups. If you turn it on, the pop-ups will be allowed from all the websites.
- Block: You can add one or more websites here, and the pop-ups from those particular websites will be blocked instead of all the websites.
- Allow: The pop-ups from the websites added under this section will be allowed when you have enabled the pop-up blocker.
Step 6: Turn on the toggle switch to completely disable the pop-up blocker.
Google Chrome will start allowing the pop-ups from every website you access.
Disabling the pop-up blocker for a particular website only:
Step 1: Follow Step 1 to Step 6 given above.
Step 2: Keep the toggle switch off, and click on the Add button given under “Allow”.
Step 3: Enter the website URL in the typing area and click on Add.
This will disable the pop-up blocker for the added website only.
That’s it! Now you won’t miss the useful pop-ups generated by the websites after disabling the popup blocker.