Manage pop-ups

Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. Whenever the browser blocks pop-ups for a site, the blocked pop-up alert icon appears in the address bar. Click the icon to see the pop-ups that have been blocked or to manage pop-up settings for the site.

If you're having trouble blocking pop-ups, saving your homepage or setting your default search engine, then an unwanted programme may have taken over your settings. Check out troubleshooting steps to help resolve your issue or try resetting your browser settings.

See pop-ups for a specific site

To see blocked pop-ups for a site, follow the steps listed below:

  1. If pop-ups have been blocked, you'll see the blocked pop-up alert icon in the address bar. Click the icon to see a list of the blocked pop-ups.
  2. Click the link for the pop-up window that you'd like to see.
  3. To always see pop-ups for the site, select "Always show pop-ups from [site]." The site will be added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialogue.

To manually allow pop-ups from a site, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. in the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
  5. In the "Pop-ups" section, click Manage exceptions.

Allow all pop-ups

You can allow all pop-ups by disabling the pop-up blocker. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. in the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
  5. In the "Pop-ups" section, select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." Customise permissions for specific websites by clicking Manage exceptions.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might configure the pop-up blocker for you, in which case you can't change this setting yourself. Learn about using a managed Chrome device