How to Disable and Allow Pop-Up Blocker in Chrome

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Ash Ash (343)
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If you know us at Howchoo, then you know how much we hate things popping up and bothering us while we're working. We usually disable most of those things, like disabling Chrome notifications, but sometimes we may actually need some things to pop up and bother us.

Pop-ups used to be a problem of the past. These days they seem to have made a comeback. Most pop-up blocking is managed by the browser, as is the case with Google Chrome. If you want to allow pop-ups through, you'll need to turn off the pop-up blocker in Chrome.

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Block Chrome Pop-Ups

You can manage all pop-ups as a whole or address the rules for individual websites. Here's how you can go about adjusting universal pop-up settings.

  1. Launch Chrome and open the menu in the upper-right corner using the icon that looks like three dots.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Look under Privacy and Security then go to Site Settings.
  4. Select Pop-ups and redirects to adjust the settings. You can either allow or block pop-ups by default.
Block Website Pop-Ups Chrome

You can easily block pop-ups for a specific website in Chrome.

  1. Launch Chrome and open the menu in the upper-right that looks like three dots.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Under Privacy and Security, select the Site Settings option.
  4. Go to Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. Look for the website you want to block pop-ups for under the Allow column. Click the icon that looks like three dots and choose Block.
Chrome Pop-Up Blocker

If a website you currently have loaded has blocked pop-ups, you can choose to allow them.

  1. Load the web page in Chrome. Click on the icon in the address bar for blocked pop-ups.
  2. Using the menu that appears, you can temporarily or permanently allow pop-ups from the domain.

If you're still experiencing problems with certain websites or want to block websites in Chrome for some other reason, check out our guide!

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