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Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects in Opera on the Computer

Do you want to allow or block pop-ups and redirects in the Opera browser? Learn how to manage pop-up blockers on your computer.

The Opera browser offers complete control over the permissions and services. Likewise, it also provides control of the pop-up window and website redirects.

We can disable or enable the intrusive pop-up windows or allow specific website URLs to use pop-up features. We can customize the pop-ups and redirect settings under the Sites Settings menu.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the pop-up blockers and redirects in the Opera browser.

Block the Pop-ups and Redirects Settings

The Opera browser can easily block all those annoying pop-up ads and redirects that disturb you all day. The pop-up blocker is enabled by default. However, you can double-check to ensure that pop-ups and redirects are blocked safely.

  1. Launch the Opera browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Settings settings gear icon in the left sidebar.
    Opera settings gear icon
  3. Scroll down to the bottom to find the Advanced Settings section.
  4. Within the Advanced section, go to the Privacy and Security section.
  5. Click to open the Site Settings tab.
    Site Settings menu in Opera Computer browser
  6. Scroll down to the Content section and click on Pop-ups and Redirects options.
    Pop-ups and redirects menu in Opera Site SettingsIt will open the pop-up and redirect the page.
  7. Disable the toggle button to stop pop-ups and redirect on Opera.
    Pop-up and redirect option is blocked in Opera computer

Alternatively, you can add specific websites under the Block section to turn off certain websites you do not trust. Even if the pop-ups are allowed, the websites added to the Block section will have them disabled automatically.

Add site URL to block the pop-ups and redirect in Opera

Click on the Add and enter the site URL to block pushing the pop-ups.

Disable Pop-ups blocker Settings

Some websites malfunction or don’t function if you disable the pop-ups for them. Pop-ups are also helpful in payment sites, and blocking might not be beneficial. So, you can just turn off the pop-up blocker for a while until you need it.

  1. Launch the Opera app on the computer.
  2. Click on the Settings settings gear icon in the sidebar.
    Opera settings gear icon
  3. Scroll down to the bottom to find the Advanced Settings section.
  4. Within the Advanced section, go to the Privacy and Security section.
  5. Click to open the Site Settings tab.
  6. Scroll down to the Content section and click on Pop-ups and Redirects options.
    Pop-ups and redirects menu in Opera Site Settings
  7. Enable the toggle button to allow pop-ups and redirects on the Opera browser.
    Allow Pop-ups and redirects on Opera computer browser

Like disabling, you can also click on the Add button under the Allow section to copy-paste website URLs that will enable pop-ups and redirects. Again, you can do that even if all the pop-ups and redirects are blocked.

Enter the Site address to allow pop-ups in Opera

It will enable the pop-ups and redirects for websites that need that feature to function correctly, or you can do so for all the websites on your Opera Browser.

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Note: If you’ve disabled the pop-up blocker for all sites, you should consider switching back to block settings after usage. Pop-up windows lead to misleading sites and often cause most online scams.

Bottom Line

The browser feature allows or blocks pop-ups and redirects on Opera Browser, preventing the user from falling prey to an online scam.

There’s also the option to choose the websites we want to allow or block the pop-up windows specifically.

Apart from pop-ups, it would be best to consider making stringent settings for JavaScript execution and browser cookies.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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