How To Allow and Block Pop-ups In Chrome with Pop-up Blocker?


All of the popular browsers provide a built-in pop-up blocker. 3rd party pop-up blockers were very popular in the early 2000s but with the integration of the built-in pop-up blockers, they lost their popularity. Google Chrome is the most popular browser and provides a built-in pop-up blocker. In this tutorial, we will examine how to allow or block pop-ups with Google Chrome.

Open Pop-up Blocker

In order to manage pop-up blocking, we will open the Pop-up Blocker from Google Chrome configuration. There are different ways to open the Pop-up Blocker screen. The most practical and easy way is using the following address on the Google Chrome address bar.

chrome://settings/content/popups

Alternatively, we can take the following steps to open Pop-up Blocker from the Google Chrome menus. First, we will open the Settings from the Google Chrome menu.

Open Google Settings

In this step from the Privacy and Security category we will click to the Site Settings like below.

Google Chrome Site Settings

This is the last step in order to open Pop-ups and redirects configuration like below which is under the Content category.

Google Chrome Open Pop-ups and redirects

We will see the following screen which is used to block or allow pop-ups in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome Pop-up Blocker

Turn On or Enable Pop-ups

By default, Google Chrome is configured to block pop-ups. From the user experience and security reasons, it is recommended. We can enable the pop-ups by sliding the Blocked configuration into the Allowed like below.

Turn On or Enable Pop-ups

Turn Off or Disable Pop-ups

If the pop-ups are enabled we can disable block pop-ups easily with the Block settings like below. The block setting is recommended for most of the cases.

Turn Off or Disable Pop-ups

Turn On or Enable Pop-ups For Specific Web Site

Up to now, we have enabled or disabled pop-ups in general without any exception. We can also enable or turn on pop-ups for a specific web site or domain even the pop-ups are blocked in general. We need to add given web site or domain with the Allow by using the Add button like below.

Turn On or Enable Pop-ups For Specific Web Site

Below we will add the web site or domain name and click to the Add button. For this example we will add the kaleinfo.com domain as exception.

Add a site as Exception To The Po-up Blocker

After adding the exception web site or domain we will see the following screen.

Exception List For The Po-up Blocker

Turn Off or Disable Pop-ups For Specific Web Site

We can enable or turn on pop-ups in general but want to turn off or disable pop-ups for specific web sites or domains. We will use the Block list and click to the Add button like below.

Turn Off or Disable Pop-ups For Specific Web Site

In the following screen we will provide the domain name or web site and click to the Add button.

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