A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Turn Off Pop-Up Blockers in Chrome

Pop-up blockers are designed to prevent annoying and intrusive pop-up advertisements from appearing on your screen while you browse the web. While they can be helpful in reducing distractions, there may be times when you actually need to access a pop-up window for legitimate purposes. If you’re using Google Chrome as your preferred web browser, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to turn off pop-up blockers:

Accessing Chrome’s Settings

To begin, open Google Chrome on your computer. Look for the three vertical dots located at the top-right corner of the browser window. Click on these dots to open a drop-down menu.

From the drop-down menu, hover over “Settings” and then click on it. This will take you to Chrome’s settings page where you can customize various aspects of your browsing experience.

Locating Pop-Up Settings

Once you’re in Chrome’s settings page, scroll down until you find the section labeled “Privacy and Security.” Under this section, click on “Site Settings.”

In the Site Settings page, look for the tab labeled “Pop-ups and redirects.” You may need to scroll down further or use the search bar at the top to locate this tab more easily.

Disabling Pop-Up Blockers

After clicking on “Pop-ups and redirects,” you’ll see a toggle switch next to “Blocked (recommended).” By default, this switch is turned on, indicating that Chrome’s pop-up blocker is active.

To turn off pop-up blockers in Chrome, simply click on this toggle switch. It will change its position from being turned on (blue) to being turned off (gray). Once turned off, pop-ups will no longer be blocked by Chrome.

Managing Exceptions

In some cases, you may want certain websites to still have their pop-ups blocked while allowing others to display them. To manage exceptions, click on the “Add” button under the “Allow” section in the “Pop-ups and redirects” tab.

A dialog box will appear where you can enter the website’s URL. Type in the full web address of the site you want to allow pop-ups for and click on “Add.” This will add an exception for that particular website, allowing its pop-ups to be displayed even though Chrome’s blocker is turned on.


Turning off pop-up blockers in Chrome is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. However, it’s important to remember that pop-up blockers are there for a reason – to protect you from potentially harmful or unwanted content. So, make sure to only disable them when necessary and be cautious when accessing websites with unknown or suspicious reputations.

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