How to Block Pop-up Advertisements on your Laptop?

How to Block Pop-up Advertisements on your Laptop?

Pop-up advertisements on the laptop might be annoying at times. While working on a crucial project, gathering information from the web for an important business conference, or completing the product presentations, the pop-up advertisement might be frustrating.

There are a few tips to block pop-up advertisements on the laptop and keep your working space ad-free.

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Here are a few tips to block pop-up advertisements on various browsers:

Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome
  • Click on the button with three dots on the upper right corner of the browser
  • Select the settings options from the drop-down list
  • Click on Privacy and security
  • Expand the Site Settings option
  • Under the Content section, click on the Pop-ups and redirects option
  • Use the toggle switch to allow or block pop-ups.

This blocks pop-up advertisements. Open the Pop-up settings by entering chrome://settings/content/popups in the Chrome address bar. You can see all the websites that are blocked or allowed.

A few extensions can be added to the Google Chrome browser to control pop-ups.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the three lines on the upper-right corner of the screen
  • Select Options from the drop-down menu
  • On the left side of the screen, click on the Privacy and security
  • Scroll down to the Permissions section.
  • Check or uncheck the Block pop-up windows option to allow or block pop-ups.

Mozilla Firefox allows choosing a few sites to allow pop-ups. The Exceptions option allows to select the sites for which pop-ups are allowed.

Mozilla Firefox allows for a few add-ons to have more control over the pop-up windows.

Microsoft Edge

  • Open Microsoft Edge
  • In the upper right corner of the screen click on the three dots
  • At the bottom of the Settings and more menu, select Settings
  • On the left side of the screen, select Site permissions
  • Use the toggle switch on the Site Permissions/Pop-ups and redirect screen to allow or block pop-ups.
  • On the Site Permissions/Pop-ups and redirects screen, use the toggle switch to allow or block pop-ups.

Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click Tools
  • Click Options
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • The Pop-up Blocker section is located at the bottom of the Privacy tab.

Safari

  • Open Safari
  • Select Safari from the menu bar in the top-left corner of the screen
  • Select Preferences from the drop-down menu
  • Click on the Website tab in the window
  • In the section on the left, at the bottom, click the Pop-up Windows option
  • In the lower right corner, click the box next to When visiting other websites.
  • Select your pop-up blocking settings in the drop-down list.

Opera

  • Open Opera
  • In the upper left corner of the screen click on the Opera icon
  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu
  • Click Advanced and then select Privacy and security
  • Click the Site Setting
  • Select Pop-ups and redirects
  • Use the toggle switch to allow or block pop-ups

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