Topic Mac Security

How to Enable Pop-Ups on Your Mac in Safari and Chrome

It’s a hasty generalization that all pop-ups should be avoided like the plague. Some pop-ups are dangerous indeed. On the other hand, some are actually useful. In the same vein, the knowledge of how to allow pop-ups on Mac can come in handy on many occasions.

 

You might want to unblock pop-ups in Safari or Chrome to download an app or enable a customer support chat. In a word, there’s always a place for occasional pop-ups in your life. So let’s learn how to let them in.  

 

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How to allow pop-ups on Mac

Some pop-ups are integral to the user experience. Block them and you won’t be able to sign up for an email digest or complete an online purchase. Is that why you are here? Well, you are in luck because this article has been written with a simple aim: to teach you how to disable a pop-up blocker on Mac in as little time as possible.  

 

How to allow pop-ups on Safari for one website

  1. Open Safari
  2. In the Safari menu, select Preferences  
  3. In the Websites tab, click Pop-up Windows
  4. In the drop-down menu next to the target website, click Allow

 

How to allow pop-ups on Safari for all websites

  1. Open Safari
  2. In the Safari menu, select Preferences  
  3. In the Websites tab, click Pop-up Windows
  4. Set the When visiting other websites option to Allow  
How to enable pop-ups in Safari for one website

How to allow pop-ups on Mac in Chrome for one website

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Go to the website where you want to allow pop-ups
  3. Click the lock icon at the top left corner of the browser
  4. In the drop-down menu, click Site settings
  5. Set the Pop-ups and redirects option to Allow  
How to allow pop-ups in Chrome for one website

How to allow pop-ups on Mac in Chrome for all websites

  1. Open Chrome
  2. In the Chrome menu, select Preferences
  3. In the Privacy and security tab, click Site Settings
  4. In the Content section, click Pop-ups and redirects
  5. Set the Default behavior option to Sites can send pop-ups and use redirects
How to allow pop-ups in Chrome for all websites

Wrapping up

Disabling a pop-up blocker is easy. The difficult part is distinguishing between innocent pop-ups and malware masquerading as such. Therefore, when browsing the web without a pop-up blocker, always keep your guard up. Better yet, get Clario’s security app and rest assured that your data and privacy are safe at all times. Download a free 7-day trial now, no credit card needed.

 

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