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Internet Explorer Pop-up Blocker - Turn On or Off

How to Turn On or Off Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
Published by Brink
08 Jan 2009
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How to Turn On or Off Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer


information   Information
A pop-up is a small web browser window that appears on top of the website you're viewing. Pop-up windows often open as soon as you visit a website and are usually created by advertisers.

Pop-up Blocker is a feature in Internet Explorer that lets you limit or block most pop-ups. You can choose the level of blocking you prefer, from blocking all pop-up windows to allowing the pop-ups that you want to see.

This tutorial will show you how to turn Pop-up Blocker on or off in Internet Explorer.

Note   Note
When Pop-up Blocker is turned on, the blue Information bar (if also turned on) displays a message saying "Pop-up blocked. To see this pop-up or additional options click here." under the tabs bar in Internet Explorer.





OPTION ONE
Turn Pop-up Blocker On or Off using IE "Tools" Menu or Command Bar
1. Open Internet Explorer.
NOTE: In Windows 8, this would only apply to the IE10 desktop version, and not the IE10 Metro (Windows UI) version.

2. Click/tap on the Tools Menu Bar item. (See screenshot below)
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OR

3. Click/tap on the Tools Command Bar icon button. (See screenshot below)
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4. To Turn On Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on Pop-up Blocker and Turn On Pop-Up Blocker. (See screenshot below step 2 or 3)

B) Click/tap on Yes to apply. (See screenshot below)
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5. To Turn Off Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
A) Click/tap on Pop-up Blocker and Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker. (See screenshot below step 2 or 3)

B) Click/tap on Yes to apply. (See screenshot below)
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OPTION TWO
Turn Pop-up Blocker On or Off in IE using Internet Options
1. Open Internet Explorer, click/tap on Tools (Menu Bar or Command Bar icon button), and go to step 3 below.
NOTE: In Windows 8, this would only apply to the IE10 desktop version, and not the IE10 Metro (Windows UI) version.

OR

2. Open the Control Panel (icons view).

3. Click/tap on Internet Options.

4. Click/tap on the Privacy tab. (See screenshot below)
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5. To Turn On Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Check/tap the Turn on Pop-up Blocker box. (See screenshot above)

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Turn Off Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
A) Uncheck the Turn on Pop-up Blocker box. (See screenshot below step 4)
7. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below step 4)



OPTION THREE
Turn Pop-up Blocker On or Off in IE using a REG File Download
1. To Turn On Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Turn_On_Pop-up_Blocker_in_Internet_Explorer.reg
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2. To Turn Off Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Turn_Off_Pop-up_Blocker_in_Internet_Explorer.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn





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30 Sep 2012   #1
HTurner

Windows 7
 
 

How can I prevent popup blocking from the command line?
I want to run a batch file in Windows 7 with a single line that will turn off popup blocking.
Many of the web-based educational programs open new windows and popups when they are being used.
Popup blocking prevents proper access.

I have the command line for clearing the cache and ie history.
I need to add a line to turn off poup blocking so that I can run the batch file/script on non-networked Windows 7 netbooks at a school.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Sep 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello HTurner, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to use these command below in a .bat file to do the same registry changes in OPTION THREE.

ON:
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows" /V PopupMgr /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F
OFF:
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows" /V PopupMgr /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Oct 2012   #3
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink. I knew there had to be a "per user" setting, I just hadn't found it.

Joe
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23 Oct 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Joe. Glad it could help.
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