How to block popups

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How to block pop-ups on PC

Be vuoi scoprire how to block pop-ups on PC, follow the instructions below, relating to all those that are the most popular browsers for computers. As anticipated at the beginning, it's very easy, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

How to block pop-ups on Chrome

If you are interested in understanding how to block pop-ups on chrome, the Google home web browser, the first step you need to take is to start the browser on the computer, click on the button with the three points vertically located in the upper right part of the window and select the item Settings give the menu that comes mostrato.



In the tab that opens, click on the item Privacy and security present in the left side menu, then the item Site settings placed on the right, then that Popups and redirects and slide the switch at the top of the screen to OFF, so that the option Allowed be replaced with that Locked (recommended). Should you think again, you can flip the switch back to ON.

If you want to avoid block popups indiscriminately but only for some of them, leave the above option enabled, but click on the button Add che trovi in 鈥嬧媍orrispondenza della sezione Block present a little further down, enter the URL of the site for which you want to enable the popup blocker in the relevant field in the window that has opened and press the button Add. Repeat these steps for each site you want to take action on.


Instead, if you prefer to enable the popup blocker but create exceptions for some sites, click on the button Add that you find in the section Allowed, type the URL of the site of your interest in the appropriate field in the window that opened on the screen and press the button Add. Repeat these steps for each website of your interest.


If you have second thoughts about the exceptions, you can remove one or more sites from the section Block e Allow clicking the button with i three dots vertically at the portal of your interest and choosing the option Remove give the menu that comes mostrato.

How to block pop-ups on Firefox

If, on the other hand, you wish block pop-ups on Firefox, first of all start the browser on your PC, then click on the button with the three lines horizontally located in the upper right part of the Mozilla browser window and select the wording options give the menu that comes mostrato.

Nella scheda che si apre, select the voice Privacy and security from the menu on the left, locate the section Permissions located on the right and put a check mark in the box next to the item Block pop-up windows. Should you have second thoughts, you can enable the popups again by removing the check from the box in question.

If you want to create exceptions for specific Internet sites, so as to prevent the popup blocker from having an effect on them, click the button Exceptions placed next to the option Block pop-up windows, type the URL of your interest in the field Website address present in the box that you see appear on the screen and press the button Allow. Repeat these steps for each site of your interest and then press the button Save Changes.



If you think about it, select the sites to be deleted from the exceptions and press the button Rimuovi website. You can also delete all exceptions at once by clicking on the button Remove all websites. Also in this case, remember to save the changes made by clicking on the button Save Changes.

How to block pop-ups on Edge

Edge is the default browser of Windows 10, but in its Chromium-based variant, which is the most recent one, it can also be used on other operating systems, both desktop and mobile. As easily understood, it also includes a filter against popups, and it would be a real shame not to take advantage of it. So, for block pop-ups on Edge, first of all start the browser on your PC, click on the button (...) at the top right of the window that opens and select the item Settings give the menu visualizzato.

In the tab that is shown to you at this point, select the item Cookies and site permissions from the side menu (if it is not visible, to expand it click in advance on the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left), then click on the item Popups and redirectscarry your ON l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla dicitura Block (recommended) in the proposed new screen and it's done. If you have to think again, just bring it up OFF the switch in question.


If you don't want to block popup windows 10 or in any case on the operating system on which you are using Edge indiscriminately but only for some sites, please leave the above option disabled, but click on the button Add che trovi in 鈥嬧媍orrispondenza della sezione Block, type the URL of the website in the field Website attached to the box displayed on the screen and press the button Add. Repeat these steps for each site you want to take action on.


You can also do the reverse operation, i.e. leave the popup blocker active and create exceptions for specific sites, by clicking on the button Add che trovi in 鈥嬧媍orrispondenza della sezione Allow, by entering the URL of the website of your interest in the field Website present in the window that has opened and pressing the button Add. Repeat these steps for each website of your interest.

If you change your mind, you can remove the sites you added to the exceptions by clicking the button (...) placed next to the portal of your interest and then selecting the option Remove give the menu to compare.

How to block pop-ups on Internet Explorer

You need block pop-ups on Internet Explorer, the now "old" browser from Microsoft? Then start the browser, click on the icon in the shape of ruota d'ingranaggio (or on the item Instruments of the menu, if you are using an even older version of the software) which is located in the upper right part of the screen displayed and select the item Internet options give the menu to compare.

In the new window that opens, select the tab Privacy, put a check mark next to the entry Turn on pop-up blocker and click on the button first Apply e poi quello OK, to save the settings. Your Internet Explorer should now block pop-up windows without any problems. If you think about it, uncheck the option Turn on pop-up blocker and click on the buttons Apply e OK.

If you want, you can also disable the complete popup blocker and leave it on only for specific Internet sites. To do this, press the button Settings that you find in correspondence with the option to activate the popup blocker, type the URL of the site you want to allow in the appropriate field at the top and then click on the button Add adjacent. Repeat these steps for each site you want to take action on.

Should you have to think again and wish to remove a site from the exceptions, you can do so by selecting it from the list and pressing the button Remove present in the right part of the window. You can also remove all the sites added to the exceptions at once by clicking on the button Remove all.

How to block pop-ups on Safari

You have a Mac and, therefore, you would like to understand how to block pop-ups on Safari, the default browser on Apple computers? So, to start with, start the browser, click on the entry Safari that you find in the upper left part of its menu bar and select the item Pref Renze da quest'ultimo.

In the new window that you see appear on the screen at this point, select the tab Web sites, hence the wording Pop-up windows present in the left sidebar and choose the option Block or that one Block and warn (which is the default) from the drop-down menu When you visit other websites located at the bottom right. If you think about it, select the option Allow from the menu.

If you then want to disable indiscriminate popup blocking and enable it only for specific Internet sites, you can do this by setting the option Allow on the menu When you visit other websites and select that Block or the option Block and warn from the drop-down menu next to the URL of the sites currently visited in the list Allow pop-up windows on the following websites.

You can also perform the reverse operation, i.e. you can leave the popup blocker active for all sites and allow pop-up windows only for some of them, leaving the option enabled Block or that one Block and warn give menu to tendin When you visit other websites and choosing the option Allow from the drop-down menu that you find next to the sites in the list Allow pop-up windows on the following websites.

If you change your mind, you can remove specific websites from the list of exceptions by simply selecting them and clicking the button Remove placed at the bottom.

How to block pop-ups on Android

As I told you at the beginning of the guide, the popup blocker can also be activated on smartphones and tablets. So, if you are interested in it, you will find explained below how to block popups on android going to act on all those who are the main browsers for the mobile platform in question.

  • Chrome - press the button with i three dots vertically located at the top right of the browser screen, select the item Settings from the menu that appears and tap on the wording Site settings present in the next screen. Then touch the item Popups and redirects and move up OFF the switch next to the wording Popups and redirects. If you think about it, bring it back up ON the switch.
  • Edge - tap the button (...) located in the lower center of the browser screen and choose the item Settings from the menu that appears. In the new screen that is shown to you, tap on the item Site permissions, so on that Popups and redirects e carries his OFF l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Popups and redirects. In case you have to reconsider, bring up again ON the switch.

How to block pop-ups on iPhone and iPad

You are using an iOS / iPadOS device and, therefore, would like to understand how to block pop-ups on iPhone and iPad? I'll settle you immediately! Find all the explanations you need right below, regarding the main browsers for Apple mobile devices.

  • Safari - tap on the icon Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) on the iOS / iPadOS home screen, select the item Safari in the new screen that is shown to you and move up ON the switch next to the option Block pop-up windows that you find in the section Generali. If you have to reconsider, please report on OFF the switch.
  • Chrome - press the button (...) which is located at the bottom right of the browser screen (if you cannot see it, first open a new tab by pressing the button capacitor positive (+) lead in the center), then select the item Settings from the menu that appears and that content settings on the next screen. Then select the option Block popups e carries his ON l'interruttore accanto alla voce Block popups. If you think about it, move up again OFF the switch.
  • Firefox - press the button with the three lines horizontally located at the bottom right of the browser screen, select the item Settings from the menu that appears and moves up ON the switch next to the option Block pop-up windows. To save the changes, tap on the item Done top right. If you think about it, bring it up again OFF the switch.
  • Edge - press the button (...) located in the lower center of the navigator screen and choose the item Settings from the menu that opens. In the new screen that is proposed to you, tap on the item Privacy and security and move up ON l'interruttore Block popups che trovi in 鈥嬧媍orrispondenza della sezione Safety. If you think about it, carry on OFF the switch.
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