Pop-Up Blockers - Southwestern Illinois College

    Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows.

    To better experience SWIC websites, you may need to allow pop-ups for eSTORM, swic.edu or InfoShare.


    Look at your address bar:

    By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. When a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will be marked Pop-up blocked, with this tiny image: Click on the image to allow pop-ups.

    Turn off/on via your settings:

    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top right, click More , then Settings
    3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
    4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
    5. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked.

    Click HERE for more help from Google, including instructions for mobile devices.

    Internet Explorer (IE)

    Look for a notification at the bottom of the browser window:


    Select Allow once or Options for this site to Always allow pop-ups or go to More settings (the Pop-up Blocker Settings window – see next section).

    Access pop-up blocker settings:

    1. Open Internet Explorer, select the Tools, and then select Internet options.
    2. On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up Blocker, click Settings.
    3. Under Address of website to allow, type in *.swic.edu then click Add.
      IE add address to allow
    4. All SWIC websites will be added to sites allowed to display pop-ups. Click Close.
      IE Pop-up blocker settings
    5. Click OK to close Internet Options.


    Look at the address bar/information bar:

    When blocking a pop-up, Firefox displays an information bar (if it hasn’t been previously dismissed; if so, see the next section), as well as an icon  in the address bar:

    When you click either the Options button, or the icon in the address bar, a menu is displayed with the following choices:

    1. Allow/Block pop-ups for this site – SELECT THIS TO ALLOW POP-UPS
    2. Edit Pop-up Blocker Options… – Select this to go to your pop-up blocker settings (see below)
    3. Don’t show this message when pop-ups are blocked – not recommended
    4. (show the blocked pop-up) – Select this to view the actual pop-up that was blocked

    Access pop-up blocker settings:

    1. Click the Menu button and select Options.
    2. Select the Privacy & Security panel on the left.
    3. Under the Permissions section, find Block pop-up windows, then click on Exceptions…:
    4. Type in the website you wish to unblock pop-ups on:
    5. Click Allow, then Save Changes.
    6. Close Firefox Options.

    Click HERE for more information from Firefox.


    Look for a notification at the bottom of the browser window:


    Select Allow once or Always allow.

    Adjust via Settings:

    1. Click the Settings and more button (Alt + X).
    2. Click Settings .
    3. Click Privacy & security .
    4. Scroll to the Security section.
    5. To turn the pop-up blocker off, toggle the switch to off:
    6. To turn the pop-up blocker on, toggle the switch on:

    Safari – Desktop

    1. Open Safari and visit the website you would like to allow pop-ups on.
    2. Click Safari in the upper-left menu, then click Preferences…:
    3. Click on the Websites tab at the top of the Preferences window.
    4. On the left, click on Pop-up Windows:

    Safari – iPhone/iPad

    1. Open your Settings app:
    2. Scroll down and select Safari; toggle the Block Pop-ups on or off:
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