Pop ups can actually be an important part of a website’s content, despite the almost entirely negative connotation that the term has developed over the years.
Most popular Web browsers, including Firefox, will block any Web page pop ups by default. There is usually a notification at the top of the window where you can elect to allow Firefox to display pop-ups on a particular website, but it is easy to miss.
If you are visiting a website where you need the pop-ups that they are trying to display, then you can follow the guide below to allow pop ups in the Firefox browser on your Windows computer.
Disabling the Pop Up Blocker in Firefox
The steps in this article are going to turn off the pop-up blocker entirely for your Firefox installation. If you don’t mind pop-ups, then you can simply keep it turned off. However, if you are only turning off the pop-up blocker temporarily to get something done, then remember to follow these steps again when you are finished to turn it back on. We also provide steps at the end of the tutorial that show how you can whitelist particular sites so that only the sites that you specify are able to show pop ups.
Here is how to allow pop ups in Firefox –
- Launch Firefox.
- Click the Open menu button at the top-right corner of the browser.
- Click the Options icon.
- Click the Content tab at the left side of the window.
- Click the box to the left of Block pop-up windows to clear the check mark.
These steps are repeated below with pictures –
Step 1: Open the Firefox browser.
Step 2: Click the Open menu button at the top-right corner of the Firefox window. It’s the icon that looks like three horizontal lines.
Step 3: Click the Options button.
Step 4: Click the Content tab at the left side of the window.
Step 5: Click the box to the left of Block pop-up windows to remove the check mark.
If you would like to allow pop-ups from only a few sites, then you can click the Exceptions button to the right of the Block pop-up windows option –
Type the website address into the field at the top of the window, then click the Allow button.
Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the window to add this site to the list of sites where pop-ups are allowed.
Now that you know how to allow pop-ups in Firefox in Windows 7, you will be able to access content that a site is trying to serve in that manner.
There are a lot of helpful settings in the Firefox options menu, including the option to see the passwords that you have saved. Learn where to find this list and delete saved passwords that are either incorrect, or that you don’t want other people to see.
The methods in the next section can be used to locate your account password if you have saved it to your computer’s Google Chrome web browser but are unsure of it.
How to Get Access to My Chrome Passwords
The Google Chrome desktop Web browser contains a password manager application that can be useful when it comes to passwords.
You may find the passwords you’ve saved in Google Chrome by following the instructions below.
- Launch the Chrome web browser.
- Select the three dots symbol in the window’s upper right corner.
- From the dropdown menu, pick Settings.
- In the left column, choose the Autofill option.
- Choose Password Manager.
- To see the corresponding password, press the eye button.
You can use this technique to get any additional passwords you might require for other devices now that you know where to find your list of saved Google Chrome passwords.
Read this guide to learn more about the my passwords list in Google Chrome.
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