Difference between revisions of "Pop-up Blockers"

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'''Internet Explorer 7 and 8'''
 
'''Internet Explorer 7 and 8'''
  
1. Open up Internet Explorer  
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<td>1. Open up Internet Explorer  
  
 
2. Click on Tools in the upper right area of the window  
 
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5.      In the textbox under "Exceptions," type the site you wish to exempt (ie. springboard.uakron.edu, uakron.edu).
 
5.      In the textbox under "Exceptions," type the site you wish to exempt (ie. springboard.uakron.edu, uakron.edu).
  
6.      Click the Add button, then the Close button.
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6.      Click the Add button, then the Close button.</td>
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[[popupblocker_ie7and8allow1_large.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Step 1]]
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'''Firefox: Completely Disable Pop-up Blocker'''
[[popupblocker_ie7and8allow2_large.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Step 2]]
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<td>[[image:popupblocker_ie7and8allow1_large.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Steps 3-5]]</td>
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1. Open up Firefox
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2. Click on Tools in the top menu area of the browser
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3. Click on the Content tab in the Options window
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4. Uncheck Block pop-up windows
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Revision as of 20:11, 14 May 2009

What is a pop-up blocker?

A pop-up blocker is either an application, and application add-on, or a feature of an application which attempts to prevent unwanted windows from opening, particularly while using a web browser. Pop-ups can be distracting and annoying at the least, but may also contain offensive content, slow down a computer, or even be used to launch mal-ware such as spyware and viruses. Most popular browsers have their own pop-up blocking features, as do most internet security suites like Norton and McAfee. Another popular application with pop-up blocking is Google's Toolbar.

While most pop-ups are unwanted, pop-up blockers may occasionally prevent the user from intentionally opening windows or may decrease the functionality of legitimate sites that rely on pop-up windows. Most pop-up blockers allow a user to specify sites for which they do not wish to block pop-ups. At the University of Akron, Springboard uses pop-ups and must be allowed through blockers to function properly.

Allowing Specific Sites Through a Pop-up Blocker

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

Steps 2-4
Steps 5-6
1. Open up Internet Explorer

2. Click on Tools in the upper right area of the window

3. Select Pop-up Blocker in the dropdown menu

4. Click Pop-up Blocker Settings

5. In the textbox under "Exceptions," type the site you wish to exempt (ie. springboard.uakron.edu, uakron.edu).

6. Click the Add button, then the Close button.

Firefox: Completely Disable Pop-up Blocker

Steps 3-5

1. Open up Firefox

2. Click on Tools in the top menu area of the browser

3. Click on the Content tab in the Options window

4. Uncheck Block pop-up windows

5. Click OK