How to Disable Your Browser’s Pop-up Blocker

The pop-up blocker in your browser keeps most sites from opening pop-up windows while you browse the Internet. However, some web applications, including eProtocol IACUC, eProtocol IBC, and eProtocol FID, require that your web browser is configured to allow pop-ups in order to function properly. Step-by-step instructions on how to change pop-up blocker settings for the most popular web browsers are provided below.

  1. In Chrome, click the More (3 dots) button near the upper right hand corner.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under "Privacy and security", click Site settings.
  4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed.
  6. If you want to keep the blocker functionality but allow pop-ups on the eProtocol sites, turn the setting above to Blocked (recommended) instead then click the Add button for Allow. On the small window that appears, enter [*.]orsc.utexas.edu under Site. Click Add.

For more information on Chrome pop-up blocker, go to Chrome Help website.

  1. In Microsoft Edge, click the Settings and More (3 dots) button near the upper right hand corner.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Site Permissions.
  4. Select Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. Move the Block toggle to Off.

For more information on Microsoft Edge pop-up blocker, go to Microsoft website.

  1. In Microsoft Edge, click the Settings and more (3 dots) button near the upper right hand corner.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Privacy & security.
  4. Scroll down to Security.
  5. Move the Block pop-ups toggle to Off.

Block Pop-ups Edge

For more information on Microsoft Edge pop-up blocker, go to Microsoft website.

Follow the instructions below to add eProtocol sites to your exceptions list and keep pop-up blocker enabled.

1. For Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11, click the Tools ie11 tools icon button, then select  Internet options.

ie11 setting 1

For Internet Explorer 8, click Tools button on the menu bar (if you do not see Tools, press the Alt key to show the menu bar). A dropdown menu will appear. Select Internet options.

ie8 setting

2. From the Privacy tab, uncheck Turn on Pop-up Blocker then click OK. If you want to allow the eProtocol sites and still keep the blocker functionality, check Turn on Pop-up Blocker instead then click Settings.

ie11 setting 2

3. In Pop-up Blocker Settings window, enter *.orsc.utexas.edu in the "Address of website to allow:" field then click Add.

ie11 setting 3

For more information on Internet Explorer pop-up blocker, go to Microsoft website.

1. Click Tools menu and select Internet Options.

ie7 setting 1

2. From the Privacy tab, uncheck Block pop-ups then click Apply. If you want to allow the eProtocol sites and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-ups instead then click Settings. On the window that appears, enter *.orsc.utexas.edu in the "Address of website to allow:" field then click Add.

ie7 setting 2

1. In the top-right corner of Firefox, click the menu button chrome menu icon and select Options.

firefox 29 for windows setting 2

2. Select the Content tab, uncheck Block pop-up windows, and click OK.

firefox 29 for windows setting 2

3. If you want to allow the eProtocol sites and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-up windows instead then click Exceptions (see the image in Step 2 above). On the small window that appears, enter "https://orsc.utexas.edu" in the "Address of website:" field, then click "Allow".

Firefox popup blocker

For more information on Firefox pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. Click Firefox button and then select Options > Options in the pop-up menu.

firefox 4 for windows setting 1

2. Select the Content tab, uncheck Block pop-up windows, and click OK.

firefox 4 for windows setting 2

3. If you want to allow the eProtocol sites and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-up windows instead then click Exceptions (see the image in Step 2 above). On the small window that appears, enter "https://orsc.utexas.edu" in the "Address of website:" field, then click Allow.

Firefox popup blocker

For more information on Firefox pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. Click Tools menu and select Options.

firefox for windows setting 1

2. Select the Content tab, uncheck Block pop-up windows, and click OK.

firefox for windows setting 2

3. If you want to allow the eProtocol sites and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-up windows instead then click Exceptions (see the image in Step 2 above). On the small window that appears, enter "https://orsc.utexas.edu" in the "Address of website:" field, then click Allow.

For more information on Firefox pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. In the top-right corner of Firefox, click the menu button chrome menu icon and select Preferences.

firefox 29 for mac setting 1

2. Click Content and uncheck Block pop-up windows.

firefox 29 for mac setting 2

3. If you want to choose which websites (in this case, the eProtocol sites) to allow and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-up windows instead then click Exceptions instead (see the image in Step 2 above). On the small window that appears, enter "https://orsc.utexas.edu" in the "Address of website:" field, click Allow, and Save Changes.

Mac FF Popup Blocker

For more information on Firefox pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. From the Firefox menu, select Preferences.

Firefox Mac Setting 1

2. Select the Content tab and uncheck Block pop-up windows. If you want to allow the eProtocol sites and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-up windows instead then click Exceptions. On the small window that appears, enter "https://orsc.utexas.edu" in the "Address of website:" field, then click Allow.

Firefox Mac Setting 2

For more information on Firefox pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. Click Tools menu and select Options.

mozilla for mac setting 1

2. Select the Content tab, uncheck Block pop-up windows, and click "OK".

mozilla for mac setting 2

For more information on Mozilla pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. In the top-right corner of Firefox, click the menu button chrome menu icon and select Preferences.

Firefox Menu

2. Click Content and uncheck Block pop-up windows.

Firefox Setting

3. If you want to choose which websites (in this case, the eProtocol sites) to allow and still keep the blocker functionality, check Block pop-up windows instead then click Exceptions (see the image in Step 2 above). On the small window that appears, enter "https://orsc.utexas.edu" in the "Address of website:" field, click Allow, and Save Changes.

Mac FF Popup Blocker

For more information on Firefox pop-up blocker, go to Mozilla Support website.

1. Open a Safari window and go to the website that requires pop-ups. For example, https://spike.orsc.utexas.edu/ep2/.

2. From the Safari menu, select Preferences....

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3. Under the Websites tab, select Pop-up Windows in the left pane. Find the URL of the website indicated in Step 1 above and select Allow in the drop-down list for the URL.

safari12 setting 2

For more information on Safari browser, go to How to block pop-ups in Safari.

1. From the Safari menu, select Preferences....

safari8 setting 1

2. Under Security, uncheck Block pop-up windows.

safari8 setting 2

1. From the Safari menu, make sure Block Pop-Up Windows is unchecked.

Safari setting

1. Locate the Pop-up blocker icon and click the down arrow.

Yahoo setting 1

2. Uncheck Enable Pop-Up Blocker.

Yahoo setting 2

1. Click on the Google logo on the Google toolbar and select Options.

Google setting 1

2. Uncheck Popup Blocker, and then click OK.

Google setting 2

1. Locate the Popup blocker icon.

AOL setting 1

2. Click on it until it says Allowed.

AOL setting 2

1. Locate the Popup blocker icon and click the down arrow.

MSN setting 1

2. Check Allow Pop-ups.

MSN setting 2

1. Open Norton Internet Security's/Firewall's main window (you may click the firewall icon on the system tray or use Start->Programs->Norton Firewall)

2. Click the Ad Blocking line.

3. Click the Turn Off button.

Norton setting

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