How to Allow or Block Pop-ups Blockers in Firefox Computer?

Learn how to enable and disable the pop-up blockers on the Mozilla Firefox browser. You can add the site to the exceptions list to allow pop-ups and redirect.

The two most annoying things you might experience while browsing the web are unwanted pop-ups and redirects. Nowadays almost all browsers offer built-in support to allow or block pop-ups or redirects, Firefox is not an exception.

Pop-ups are small windows that can appear at any time during your browsing session. Not every pop-up or redirect is annoying, but most of them are disturbing. Especially when you’re visiting any malicious sites, the pop-ups and redirects are bombarded.

While not every pop-up are bad, since some banking and merch site does still rely on pop-ups, hence we should consider whitelisting only authentic sites.

Yesterday, my mother consulted me with the same problem since she was getting distracted continuously by annoying pop-up windows on the Firefox browser. So I decided to help her block these pop-ups permanently on all websites.

Related: How to Enable Privacy and Security in Firefox Computer?

We prevent pop-ups and redirects on any site, and thankfully Firefox has configurable content settings that help us.

Enable Pop-up Blocker in Firefox Computer

Blocking pop-ups and redirects are enabled by default in most browsers, however, you can double-check the firefox settings or enable it.

Follow these steps to block pop-ups and redirects on Firefox: 

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click on Firefox Menu icon to open the menu list.
  3. Click on the Options menu from the list.
    How to allow pop-ups and redirects in Firefox computer
  4. Switch to Privacy & Security tab in the left pane.
  5. Scroll down to the Permissions section.
  6. Enable the checkbox before Block pop-up windows.
    How to allow pop-ups and redirects in Firefox computer

This will help you block the pop-ups and redirects for all the websites. This will enhance your browsing experience.

 

Disable Pop-up Blocker in Firefox Browser

If you’re experiencing any issues with any website, then it is best to allow pop-ups and redirects for that specific site. You can also completely disable the pop-up window blocker, but I strongly recommend not to do so.

Follow these steps to allow pop-up windows in Firefox: 

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click on Firefox Menu icon to open the menu list.
  3. Click on the Options menu from the list.
    How to allow pop-ups and redirects in Firefox computer
  4. Switch to Privacy & Security tab in the left pane.
  5. Scroll down to the Permissions section and make sure to enable the checkbox before Block pop-up windows.
    How to allow pop-ups and redirects in Firefox computer
  6. Click on the Exceptions… button.
    How to allow pop-ups and redirects in Firefox computer
    This will open the exceptions window.
  7. Enter the URL Address of website and hit on Allow button.
  8. Finally, click on Save Changes.
    How to allow pop-ups and redirects for specific website in Firefox computer

This will block pop-ups and redirects for all the websites, except those added into the exceptions list.

You can add any number of websites to the exception list and use the Remove Website button to remove a selected website from the list. Hit on Remove All Websites to clear the exception list and block all pop-ups and redirects on Firefox.

If you want to completely disable the pop-up window blocker in Firefox, then disable the checkbox that says Block pop-up windows.

How to block pop-ups and redirects in Firefox computer

Bottom Line: Firefox Pop-ups Blocker

Pop-up window blocker offered by Mozilla Firefox works great and you no longer have to worry about those annoying pop-up window ads. However, if you see your browser behaving badly after blocking the pop-ups, then it is suggested to allow specific sites instead of all sites.

Some websites including banking and shopping websites use pop-ups to make their users aware of the important announcements. Blocking pop-ups and redirects for all websites will disable such features. So it is better to make exceptions for important websites.

After I came to know about all the steps thoroughly, I could educate my mother on the same. Now, she knows how to block pop-ups or redirects for all the websites or a few of them.

Related: How to Allow or Block JavaScript in Firefox Computer?

Have you blocked the pop-ups and redirects for all the websites? Did you disable the pop-up window blocker for any sites?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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