I just started using Firefox and am having a problem. I went to a site and noticed the warning message that appeared at the top alerting me that Firefox prevented the site from opening a popup window. I clicked on the options tab and by mistake allowed popups for the site. Now every time I go to the site I get those annoying popups.
How can I fix this and block popups for the site?
That's a common mistake which can be easily reversed so you can block those annoying popups from opening windows all over the desktop.
When Firefox encounters a site that uses popups, you will notice the alert message which appears at the top of the main window.
Clicking the Options button on the right side of the alert, will give you three selections.
If you had selected the first option (Allow popups for…) the site will be allowed to display popups and you will never see the alert message again.
To undo and block popups for individual sites, click on:
- Tools \ Options.. from the toolbar menu.
- Click on the Content tab.
- Then click on the Exceptions… button next to Block pop-up windows.
In the Allowed Sites – Popups dialog box, highlight the site, you want to block for popups, and click Remove Site button. Then click Close and OK to exit.
(If popups still appear, you may need to close and re-open Firefox).
Now the next time you visit that site, it will be free of those annoying popups.