Pop-ups In Firefox Annoying You? Here Is How To Block Them

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Article by Raj Chowdary Posted: November 29, 2011

in How To, Software

Pop-ups on websites are very annoying. Some websites use pop-up ads and on opening the website, the ads pop-up from no where. These pop-ups come in different sizes and obstruct our clear view of the content on the web page. It is very irritating to keep on closing these pop-ups.

If you are frustrated with these pop-ups, Firefox has a built-in option to block pop-ups from websites. So, lets see how we can enable the pop-up blocker option in Firefox.

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How To Block Pop-ups In Firefox?

  1. Click on the ‘FireFox’ button on the top left corner.
  2. Now click on the ‘Options’ button and a new window opens.
  3. In this window, click on the ‘Content’ tab.
  4. You will find an option ‘Block pop-up windows’. Check the box.
  5. Click ‘OK’ at the bottom of the window.

Now, you have successfully disabled all websites from opening pop-ups in your Firefox browser.

There are also some additional options to allow pop-ups from some particular websites (if you want/require pop-ups from some websites). To allow pop-ups for some websites,

  1. Click on the ’Exceptions’ button which is just beside the ‘Block pop-up windows’ option.
  2. A new window opens up and in that enter the website in the ‘Address of web site’ box.
  3. Hit ‘Allow’ button and you are done.

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Whenever Firefox blocks a pop-up from a website it displays at the top ‘Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window’. Firefox provides you with various additional options to choose from after it has blocked the pop-ups for that website. You can even choose to allow pop-ups for that website from those options.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Madhu November 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

This is a Nice option to Have…The more the Popups then we used to get distract from the work we are doing


Rajesh November 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Agree with you.. ;)


Suraj Nair November 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Any option to block the Advertisement (java script) which hover over your homepage when you enter a URL?


Ram November 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Saqib December 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

Yes, that’s a nice option hidden in the settings. Or if one doesn’t want to tinker with the settings, then install Adblock plus extension for firefox.


Ram December 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

Yeah, Adblock Plus is a good option too if you do not want to tinker with the settings


Peter December 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

simply download adblock or pop up blocker firefox extension


Ram December 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

yeah, you can do that but those will block all types of ads.


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