How to allow pop-ups on Firefox for specific websites, or turn off the pop-up blocker altogether
- You can allow pop-ups on
Firefoxfor certain websites by navigating through your browser's Preferences menu.
- Mozilla's Firefox browser comes pre-packaged with a very effective
pop-upblocker, which can sometimes hinder certain websites from working correctly.
- If you want to allow all pop-ups at once, you can also turn off Firefox's pop-up blocker altogether.
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But, there are also times when you actually want to allow a pop-up to see the light of day.
AdvertisementFor instance, when watching sports online, videos are often presented on a smaller, pop-out window — a window that may get blocked by Firefox's overzealous pop-up blocker.
Fortunately, you can selectively let pop-ups sneak by on certain websites without disabling Firefox's otherwise advantageous pop-up blocking tool.
Here's how to allow pop-ups on Firefox for certain websites, using your Mac or PC.
How to allow pop-ups on Firefox1. Open a new Firefox window or new tab by clicking the "+" sign next to an open tab or tabs on your Mac or PC.
2. Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the tab, which will direct you to your Preferences.
3. Once you're in Preferences, click the three vertical lines in the top-left and select "Privacy & Security" from the options.
4. Scroll to the "Permissions" section, near the bottom of the page.
5. By default, the "Block pop-up windows" box will be checked. Leave the box checked, but click "Exceptions…" You can also uncheck this box to turn off the pop-up blocker altogether.
6. Type in the address of the website that you want to allow pop-ups for, then click "Allow."
7. Finally, click "Save Changes."
The website should immediately appear under "Website" with the status "Allow" in Firefox's "Allowed Websites - Pop-ups" window.
If pop-ups from an exempted website become bothersome and you'd like to change your mind, you can always remove the website in the same Preferences page.
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