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How to enable pop-up windows on Mac in different browsers | Digital Trends Spanish


Some pop-ups can present a potential threat to your computer, while others are completely harmless and even useful. When you want to receive notifications from your favorite website or access important pages, the blockers of pop-ups they can be inconvenient; This is why we are going to explain how to enable pop-up windows on Mac no matter what browser you are using.

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How to enable pop-up windows on Mac

Enable pop-ups in Safari

Your Mac’s default browser makes pop-up management a breeze. This is all you have to do.

Step 1: When in a Safari window, go to the upper left corner of your Mac and select Safari, then select preferences.

Step 2: In a pop-up window, click the tab Websites at the top, followed by Pop up Windows on the left.

Step 3: To enable pop-ups on a specific website, click the menu next to the website name and tap Allow. If you want to allow pop-ups on all websites, select Allow in the menu next to When You Visit Other Websites located at the bottom.

Finally, when Safari actively blocks a pop-up, a small notification appears in the browser’s address bar advising you of what happened. If you need this popup to enable a feature, you can retrieve it. Just click on the notification and Safari will give you an option to see the pop up.

It’s not generally a great way to handle pop-ups, but it’s useful if you occasionally see a pop-up, but don’t want to change the settings permanently.

Enable pop-ups in Firefox

Firefox is also a very popular browser for Mac users, especially since it was modernized with the Quantum update. So if you use Firefox, these are the steps you must follow to enable pop-up windows.

Step 1: In a Firefox window, select Firefox in the upper left, followed by preferences.

Step 2: look for the panel Privacy & Security, and then a section called Permissions.

Step 3: you should see a section called Block Pop-up Windows with a checkbox next to it. Uncheck this box to fully enable pop-up windows.

Step 4: You may not want to turn on all pop-ups, especially on less trustworthy websites or when they bother you. Alternatively, you can also choose to click Exceptions. This action will open a new window in which you can enter a specific website in which pop-up windows will be allowed. Copy the web address from the address bar (better the one on the main page so that the change applies to the entire website) and paste it in the corresponding window in Exceptions, then select Allow and Save Changes. You can add as many websites as you want in this exceptions section and delete them whenever you want.

Enable pop-ups in Chrome

Chrome is a popular browser among Android and Mac users alike. The steps illustrated below explain first, how Chrome handles pop-ups and second, how you can manage them manually.

Step 1: Open a Chrome browser window and click Chrome in the upper left corner, followed by preferences in the resulting menu.

Step 2: a tab will open Settings. On the right you will see a list of options, with Privacy & Security between them, click there.

Step 3: scroll down and click Popup Windows and Redirect. You will see a new page with the option to activate Blocked (Recommended) and Allowed. Change to Permitted to enable all pop-up windows.

Step 4: this section also has an option called Allow where you can list the specific sites you want to enable pop-ups on. If you have another list of allowed sites, you can copy and paste them into Chrome and they will be saved.

Step 5: It also gives you the option to automatically allow pop-ups from any site you visit in Chrome. When a page in Chrome blocks pop-ups, you’ll see a little icon in the address bar called Pop up blocked (pop-up blocker), which looks like a window with an X on it. You can click this icon to allow all pop-ups or choose to allow pop-ups from that particular site.

Note: you can also access the pop-up settings by going to chrome: // settings / content / popups in the address bar.

What about third-party apps?

You can also use third-party apps that block ads, such as Adblock Plus, to get rid of them and pop-ups. These applications usually create a small icon in the toolbar of your browser that shows how many ads are being blocked, etc.

You may also need to enable pop-ups in these apps (they try to identify reliable pop-ups, but they don’t always work), so when you get to a site where you need pop-ups, click on the AdBlock icon and look for the way to add the site to your own whitelist or disable blocking for that specific site. Most ad blocking apps should allow you to do this – it’s an important step that you shouldn’t forget.

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