Using the Firefox Popup Blocker

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How do I manage the Firefox popup blocker?

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This question was answered on July 20, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

By default, Firefox blocks annoying popup windows on Web sites Popup blockers have become standard equipment for Web users due to the barrage of popups you can expect to endure during a standard surfing session The Firefox popup blocker is even better than most third-party popup blockers, because it can distinguish between user-requested and un-requested popups Read on to learn how to configure and manage the Firefox popup blocker:

Popups can at times be very annoying if you haven't taken precautions If you go Tools > Options or Edit > Preferences, you will get the 'Options' menu, from the top menu in the options view choose Web Features, you should get this window:

If you want to completely remove popups, make sure the Block Popup Windows is checked You can then give selected sites the right to use popups.

Now, when you enter a website that uses popups, you'll get a dialog that tells you that popups are being blocked, and it's possible to click on it to customize the options for the current site - useful if the site is using popups as a part of the interface:

By clicking on options above, you'll get this list of options, where you can enable popups for the given site, edit popup options, disable notifications when popups are stopped, or just show the popup that was blocked.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on July 20, 2006