Mozilla® Firefox Pop-Up Blocker
What is a pop-up blocker and its role and what are the settings required for it in Mozilla Firefox.Pop-up ads or pop-ups are a form of online advertising on the Internet. The purpose of a pop-up is to attract web traffic or capture email addresses. It works when certain websites open a new window to display certain content. A pop-up blocker refers to a software or application that disables any pop-up that you would see while using a Web browser. Mozilla Firefox is a commonly used web browser. The latest Firefox features include advanced features like the tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing which is also known as geo-location based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses the Google by default in most localizations.
More details about Firefox pop-up blocker are given below:
- Pop-up blocker in Firefox
- Role of pop-up blocker
Pop-up blockerPop-up blocker is an application available with the Firefox web browser to disable the pop-ups. Pop-up blockers are effective for preventing unnecessary advertisements and windows that might reduce the system performance. But some genuine websites use pop-up windows to present forms or important information. The user can customize the pop-up blocker settings in Firefox according to their needs.
Role of pop-up blockerThe main role of pop-up blocker is to prevent the pop-ups coming from various web sites. Some types of pop-up blocker close the pop-up window before they start to display advertisements. Other types of pop-up blockers can alter the source HTML itself. According to the user's options available from the settings, pop-up blockers can scan each and every Windows that appear in the screen and if anything found suspicious, then those Windows will be blocked.
SettingsTo access the pop-up blocker settings, you need to open the 'Tools' menu in the top of the Firefox window. The 'Options' tab is to be selected from the Tools menu. The pop-up blocker panel can be accessed from 'Content' in the Options tab. There you could see the 'Block Pop-Up Windows' and the 'Exceptions' options. The Exceptions options contains the list of all the websites that you want to allow. The dialog box contains three options; Allow, Remove Site, Remove all sites. You could select any of these options.