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How to allow pop-up windows in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer blocks pop-up windows, but you can allow specific sites to create pop-up windows when needed.

Internet Explorer blocks pop-up windows by default. When a website tries to launch a pop-up window, Internet Explorer blocks it but also displays a warning. Click the warning to allow pop-up windows on that site.

To allow a pop-up window in Internet Explorer, do the following:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. When you are on a website that attempts to launch a pop-up window, Internet Explorer will block it and will display the following warning at the bottom of the page: “Internet Explorer blocked a pop-up from (site).”
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Options for this site and select Always allow to allow all pop-up windows for the website you are currently visiting.
    • Click the Allow once button to allow the pop-up window to appear one time only. Future pop-up windows on the same site will continue to be blocked.

Pop-up windows are now allowed. If you are trying to access a website that uses pop-up windows, you may need to reload the page to allow the pop-up windows to appear.

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