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Disable Mozilla® Firefox Pop-up Blocker

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The features of pop-up blocker offered with Firefox and methods to disable it.

Pop-up Windows or pop-ups are the Windows that appear automatically without the user’s permission. The size of these Windows can vary, but usually does not cover the whole screen. Some pop-ups are made exclusively for serving as ads, but others try to attack the privacy of the user. When a pop-up appears on the screen, a small code is inserted into the screen that by loading and displaying can affect the system as a whole. Pop-up blockers are useful for avoiding unwanted advertisements and Windows that can slow down the computer. Firefox allows the users to control the pop-up through the content panel in the options Window. The pop-up blocker is turned on in Firefox by default. So, the user does not have to worry about enabling it to prevent pop-ups from appearing in Firefox.

Following are the features of pop–up blockers and the ways to disable it:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Pop-up blocker feature in Firefox
  • Methods to disable pop-up blockers

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a very popular Internet browser which is compatible on multiple operating systems such as Windows, Linux, etc. The browser itself allows a lot of customization so that each user can have their own different style when they pull up their homepage as they prefer. It offers many built in features for the users. One among them is the Pop-up blocker feature. It allows the user to avoid the threats that come from unwanted pop-ups while they are online.

Pop-up blocker feature in Firefox

Many people have problems with the pop-up from Internet browsers as the users do not know how and when to turn on and off these as needed. Firefox has enabled the feature of pop-up blocker in order to avoid the pop-up advertisements without the consent of the user. This in turn provides security to the system from unknown threats. But at times many download sites and web applications require to pop-up a new Window in order to complete the task. In such cases, the user can manually disable the pop-up blocker feature.

Methods to disable pop-up blocker

For disabling the feature of pop-up blocker in Firefox, go to the tools menu and click on ‘Options’ followed by the content panel. To disable all the pop-up blockers, uncheck the ‘Block pop-up Window’ box. In order to disable the pop-up blocker for a given set of websites, click on the ‘Exceptions’ and enter the URL of the websites whose pop-up need not be blocked. Close the Window and click ‘OK’.


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