How to allow pop-up windows in Google Chrome?

Even though it’s slightly different than other browsers Google Chrome does have a simpler way to handle pop-up windows.

Everyone agrees, pop-up windows are one of the annoyances of the world wide web and that’s the reason all modern day browsers come with the default setting to not allow pop-up windows, which is a good thing. But at times you might visit a site that intentionally wanted to pop-up a legitimate window. For these circumstances you would have to configure your browser to allow pop-up windows.

Handling pop-up windows in Google Chrome is slightly different than other browsers, you would have to look in a different place to set this up.

Go to Chrome “Preferences” (“Options” if you are on Windows).

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Click on the “Under the Hood” tab. Under “Privacy” click on the “Content settings…” button.

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Then on the Content Settings dialog click on the “Allow all sites to show pop-ups” option. If you leave this option open to all the sites then just be careful to turn it off once you are done.

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On the other hand if you wish to allow pop-up windows for just one or few websites then you can use the “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups” option and then click on the “Exceptions…” button to add websites that you wanted to allow pop-up windows.

Even though the settings are slightly different Google Chrome has a simple way to handle pop-up windows. Make use of it.

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2 comments so far

  1. Michelle

    Is there a way to show the list of pop-ups that have been blocked ? The list shows sometimes when “notify” is on, but disappears too quickly to take action.

  2. mentorlog

    This option is quiet easy in firefox, Thanks for this tips

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