Pop-ups, whether they are meant as a means of advertising or simply to display additional information, have long been an annoyance for Internet browsers. However, most Web browsers include a tool that can easily manage them, ensuring that it is something you will not have to do yourself. In most cases your Internet Explorer 9 installation will have this pop-up blocker turned on by default but, if for some reason it has been turned off, you can elect to turn in back on yourself.
Enabling the Pop-up Blocker in IE9
Part of the problem when you are looking to change settings in Internet Explorer 9 is simply figuring out where these settings are. However, if you are not familiar with IE9, or if you are used to working with previous versions on Internet Explorer, then it might be difficult to determine where you need to look. So continue reading below to learn about turning the pop-up blocker back on.
Step 1: Launch Internet Explorer 9.
Step 2: Click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the window. It is the icon that looks like a gear.
Step 3: Click Internet Options.
Step 4: Click the Privacy tab at the top of the window.
Step 5: Check the box to the left of Turn on Pop-up Blocker.
Step 6: Click the Apply button at the bottom of the window, then click the OK button.
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