Enable/Disable Pop-up Blockers

An explanation of how to enable/disable pop-up blockers

Last Updated: May 31st, 2022

Your courses in Moodle may contain activities, assignments, links, and other resources that will open as a pop-up in your browser. However, your browser may be configured to prevent any pop-ups from appearing. This tutorial will provide instructions on how to manage pop-ups with a variety of Internet browsers:

Mozilla Firefox

With Mozilla Firefox, the best way to navigate to the pop-up manager is by selecting the Open Application Menu (three stacked horizontal lines, then selecting Settings from the menu bar at the top of your Firefox window.

Firefox menu button (three horizontal lines)at the top right of the browser window.

The following screen will appear:

Find in settings search box at the top right of the page in firefox settings page.

Use the Search box in the top right and type in "popup".

Block pop-up windows and exceptions to the right are circled in the results list.

At this point, you can enable all pop-ups to appear by unchecking the Block pop-up windows box (you do not need to save.) However, if you only want to allow pop-ups from specific websites, then you will need to click the Exceptions button to the right.

Enter Lanecc.edu into the Address of website text entry box. Allow button below and Save changes is the last button in Allowed websites window.

When the Allowed Sites window appears, type the URL (or web address) for any website you wish to see pop-ups from. For instance, you can enter the Lane CC website (www.lanecc.edu) or the Moodle page (classes.lanecc.edu). After you have entered the web address. Click Allow and Save Changes.

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It should be noted that Mozilla Firefox will prevent most automatic pop-ups from appearing. When that occurs, a yellow bar near the top of your browser will appear, asking if you would like to see the blocked pop-ups. You will also be able to allow pop-ups from that site to appear.

Example of pop up blocked message in firefox as a yellow bar scrolling across the top of the tab in the browser.

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Google Chrome

With Google Chrome, select the Menu icon (three vertical dots) in the top-right corner of your browser, then select Settings.
Chrome menu button (three vertical dots) at the top right of the browser window.

This page will appear:

Privacy and Security in the left hand navigation menu. Site settings in the Privacy and security section.

Select Privacy and Security from the left-hand navigation menu. Select Site settings from this section. Scroll down to the Content Section and select Pop-ups and redirects.

Content section on the Site Settings page. Pop-ups and redirects is circled below.

Here, you can enable all pop-ups by selecting Sites can send pop-ups and use redirects. However, if you only want to allow pop-ups from specific websites, then you will need to click the Add button to the right of Allowed to send pop-ups and use redirects further down.

Sites can send pop-up option in the default behavior section. Allowed to send pop-ups site lists at the bottom with an Add button across from it.

When the Add a site window appears, type the URL (or web address) for any website you wish to allow/block pop-ups from. For instance, you can enter the Lane CC website (www.lanecc.edu) or the Moodle page (classes.lanecc.edu). After you have entered the web address. Click Add. Changes save automatically.

Lanecc.edu typed in the Site text entry box on the Add a site window. Add button below.

It should be noted that Google Chrome will prevent most automatic pop-ups from appearing. When that occurs, a yellow box that reads Pop-up blocked to the right of the address bar will appear. Clicking on it will cause a white box to appear, asking if you would like to see the blocked pop-ups. You will also be able to allow pop-ups from that site to appear.

Example of pop up blocked message in chrome as a square icon with a red X at the right side of the web address bar.

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Microsoft Edge

With Microsoft Edge, select the Menu icon (three horizontal dots) in the top-right corner of your browser, then select Settings.

Microsoft menu button (three horizontal dots) at the top right of the browser window.

Use the Search box in the top right and type in "pop-ups" and scroll down. Select Pop-ups and redirects

Search box at the top right of the page in microsoft edge settings page to search "pop-ups" then select Pop-ups and redirects further down.

From here, across from Block(recommended), you can switch pop-ups on/off. However, if you only want to allow pop-ups from specific websites, then you will need to click the Add button across from Allow.

On the pop-up and redirect page Block recommended switch and Allow section with an Add button.

When the Add a Site window appears, type the URL (or web address) for any website you wish to allow/block pop-ups from. For instance, you can enter the Lane CC website (www.lanecc.edu) or the Moodle page (classes.lanecc.edu). After you have entered the web address. Click Add. Changes save automatically. 

Type lanecc.edu into the Add a Site window and click Add below.

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Safari

With Safari, the best way to navigate to the pop-up manager is by scrolling to the top left corner and selecting Safari > Preferences
With chrome open click on Safari from the top left menu then Select Preferences.


Once Preferences is open, navigate and select the Security tab.
Tabs on the preferences window with Security between search and privacy.Under the Security tab, there are a list of options to choose from. Select or De-Select the checkbox to Enable or Disable the feature Block Pop-Up Windows 

Block pop-up is under Web content on the Security tab.

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The ATC is open to in-person assistance. Support is available through the above remote options and on campus at CEN 208

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