How to Allow Pop-Ups on Mac Devices

Pop-Up windows on web browsers provide various accesses to our tasks. They help us to analyze what is going to create next by giving notifications and alerts. They serve as a request and permission service between a particular program and the user.

In some cases, the pop-ups are restricted by browser default or by mistake, and eventually, it’s good in most of the cases. If you need to activate pop-out windows on your Mac device, then you should have to undergo some workarounds. In case you wish to perform a task and the pop up is blocked for any reason, then you have to enable it to get access to your desired action or program. Pursue the under-mentioned guidelines to know how to turn “On” your restricted pop-outs.

Turning On Pop-ups for Safari Browser

  • First and foremost, navigate to the top left side edge on your Mac and tap on the Safari option there.
  • After that, press the option “Preferences.”
  • Next, tap on the “Websites” option located at the uppermost section of your page.
  • Now, hit the entry option “Pop-up Windows” situated at the left-hand side column of your screen.
  • Then, you will be given two different options:
    • Activate pop-ups for a particular site: In this case, hit the pull drop menu option situated just after the website option and tap on “Allow.”
    • Activate pop-up for all the sites: In case you wish to activate pop-out windows for the entire websites, then navigate to the lowermost section of the panel Preferences and hit the option “When Visiting Other Websites.” After that, tap on the pull drop menu and press the option “Allow.”
  • Note: Safari sometimes actively restricts pop-outs, and it appears at the browser’s address bar to inform you that something has happened to your pop our or program.
  • In case you wish to view the pop up for activating a certain feature, hit the pop-out notification located at the address bar. Then, the Safari will provide you an option for viewing pop out alerts. It only lets you view the pop out. You can’t make any changes to customize it.

Activating Pop-Out Windows on Mozilla Firefox

With the launching of Firefox Quantum revamp, it accelerates on the climax of among the preferred browsers of Mac users. Let’s follow these points to enable pop-outs in Mozilla Firefox:

  • First of all, hit the tab Firefox situated at the upper left-hand side edge and then hit the “Preferences” option there.
  • Now, search for the option Security and Privacy placed on the left side panel of your browser and hit the “Permissions” section there.
  • Search for the marked box related to the option “Block pop-out Windows” and then unmark it. This action will activate pop-out windows for all the sites.
  • In case you wish to activate pop-outs only for some of the specific sites, then you have to tap the option “Exceptions.”
  • Then, a fresh window will appear on your screen where you have to insert the URL of those websites that you wish the pop-out window to activate.
  • Now, go to the website for which you wish to allow this service and copy the web address from the address section.
  • Then, go to the exception section and then paste the address into the exception panel.
  • After that, hit the tab “Allow.”  You may add more websites as you wish to the exceptions section. It is editable if required to do so.

Activating Pop-Up Windows for Google Chrome

  • Firstly, launch the main page of the Chrome web browser.
  • Then, hit the Chrome tab located at the menu tab.
  • After that, tap on the “Preferences” section. A new window will expand, having various Settings options.
  • Now, scroll down the page to the lowermost section and then hit the “Advanced” tab there.
  • A new page will display related to Security and Privacy.
  • Then, hit the “Site Settings” option.
  • After that, you will be brought to a new page and locate the entry section “Pop-ups and Redirects.” Then hit on it to expand a fresh set up window.
  • Now, you will see two different options: Allowed and Blocked. Hit the allowed tab to turn On all the pop-out notifications on your device.
  • This page also holds the feature to allow pop-outs for some specific sites that you wish. It will be placed under the Allow tab.
  • There is another option for activating automatic pop-out features that will enable pop-outs whenever you visit a new page on Chrome. Whenever a page blocks the pop out, it will show in the address pane with crossed mark. You can enable it further by hitting the icon. A confirmation window will appear having an Allow option. Hit the same to allow pop out on your screen.

Chloe Decker is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Microsoft products at


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