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Allow or Block Pop-up Windows in the Brave on a Computer

Do you want to block or allow web pop-ups in the Brave browser on your computer? Learn to customize pop-up blocker settings in the browser.

Most web browsers do have pop-up blockers enabled by default. It helps prevent unauthorized redirection and stops annoying notifications.

However, only some sites need pop-ups for login pages or filling out any form. In such instances, the Brave browser can allows us to disable these pop-up blockers and allow pop-ups for selected websites.

Configure Pop-up Blockers and Redirect on Brave browser

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage pop-up blockers in Brave Browser on a computer.

Enabling Pop-up Blocker in Brave on a Computer

The pop-ups are pretty annoying when we are watching or keenly reading. The Brave browser offers the option to block the Pop-ups completely and redirect and does not allow sending any micro windows. Here are the steps to enable pop-up blocker:

  1. Launch the Brave app on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu and select the Settings sub-menu from the list.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel from the browser settings page.
  4. Select the Site and shield settings on the page that appears.
  5. Under the Content section, click on the Pop-ups and redirects tab.
    Pop-ups and Redirect tab under Privacy and Security settings on Brave computer
  6. Select the option Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups and use redirects to block.
    Do not allow sites to send pop-ups and use redirects in Brave browser

It will completely block all the pop-ups and redirect windows from appearing on the Brave browser.

Disabling Pop-up Blocker in Brave on the Computer

While most pop-ups and redirects are useless, few sites require the sign-in or form fills request for the pop-ups to be allowed. In such cases, we can disable the pop-up blocker temporarily.

Here are the steps to allow or disable pop-up blockers:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu and select the Settings sub-menu from the list.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel from the browser settings page.
  4. Select the Site and shield settings on the page that appears.
    Sites and shield Settings on Brave Computer browser
  5. Under the Content section, click on the Pop-ups and redirects tab.
  6. Select the option Sites can send pop-ups and use redirects to disable the pop-up blocker.
    Site can send pop-ups and use redirect on Brave browser

It will allow pop-ups and redirects for all the websites. However, this should not be a permanent option, as enabling the pop-ups and redirecting can lead to misleading sites.

Managing Pop-ups and Add Sites to Exception

The Brave browser also offers the option to customize the pop-ups and redirects for individual sites. We can manage these under the same Pop-up and redirect settings page.

Navigate to Pop-ups and redirect settings page as mentioned above. OR you can visit brave://settings/content/pop-ups in the URL.

Under Customized Behavior, you can add the URLs of the website you want to allow or block pop-ups and redirects by clicking on the appropriate Add button.

Add the Site URL under Customize Behavior in Pop-ups and redirect settings in Brave browser

Enter the URL of the web page in the menu that opens and click on the Add button.

Add site URL under Customize Behavior for Brave Pop-ups blocker

By clicking on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and selecting the appropriate option, you may edit, block, and remove the websites you’ve added.

More options for Pop-ups and Redirect in Brave Customize Behavior settings

The site will be moved to the appropriate section based on your activity.

Bottom Line

You can block, allow, and manage pop-ups and redirects on the Brave browser by altering the browser settings.

You have to access the privacy and security settings of the browser settings to make changes to the pop-ups and redirect settings.

Apart from pop-blockers, you can also manage the JavaScript settings in the browser.

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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.

2 comments and feedback

  1. I followed this advice precisely and even have http://www.theguardian.com expressly set to not allowed to send pop-ups and redirects, yet still get pop-ups urging me to register with the site after a page has been up 10-seconds or so. So Brave’s security can still be beaten.

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