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- Operating System: All
- Application: Google Toolbar
Many browser toolbars include pop-up blockers. Generally these are
easily detected and turned off. Below are some of the most common
toolbars and how to disable them.
- Click on the options icon to view Google Toolbar Options.
sure the Popup Blocker checkbox is NOT checked. Popup Blocker
is located under Accessories.
The pop-up blocker in the Toolbar Options menu prevents new windows
from automatically opening when you visit a website. Often times,
these new windows display advertising that can interfere with your
ability to see the content on the page you're trying to read. When
the pop-up blocker intercepts an incoming ad, your cursor changes
briefly to look like this: . The pop-up blocker button displays
this icon: along with a count of the number of pop-ups blocked
last Toolbar installation.
To let a pop-up through on a one-time
basis, press and hold the CTRL key as you click on a link to navigate
a new page.
Sometimes sites communicate useful information via pop-up
windows. The pop-up blocker can be told to remember these sites
so pop-up windows are
allowed to launch. This information is stored on your computer
in what's known as a "whitelist" (as opposed to a "blacklist").
The pop-up blocker uses the whitelist to turn itself off when you
sites whose pop-ups you don't mind viewing.
As you find sites that
have pop-ups you want to see, click the pop-up blocker button to
add that site to your whitelist. (The whitelist is never
actually displayed.) Repeat this process as you find websites where
you want to see pop-ups.
If you'd like to remove a site from the
pop-up blocker whitelist, simply visit that page and click the
pop-up blocker button. The button text
will change from "Site popups allowed" to the count of your blocked
ads. This indicates that the pop-up blocker has been re-activated
To set the pop-up blocker count back to zero, hold down the
'Shift' and 'Alt' keys while clicking on the pop-up blocker button.
You can also
hide the pop-up count entirely by opening the Options window, selecting
the More tab, and checking the box next to the setting "Hide popup
To completely disable the pop-up blocker, open
the Toolbar Options window and clear the checkbox next to pop-up
blocker in the Accessories section.
The pop-up blocker is available
only for Internet Explorer version 5.5 and later.