Disable Pop-Up Blocking

Most web browsers have a pop-up blocking feature that, when enabled, can help prevent unwanted ads from appearing or potentially installing spyware/adware on your computer.

However, you may occasionally find that you can't view a website such as ARTSTOR (www.artstor.org) that displays non-ad content in pop-up windows because it is blocked by pop-up blocking. If this occurs, disabling the pop-up blocker is required to allow the page to show. Firefox supports adding an exception for the website in question that can allow you to view the desired content while retaining the convenience of the pop-up blocker.

Instructions for disabling pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select the Tools button >Internet options.
  3. On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up Blocker, clear the Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box 
  4. Click OK

Instructions for disabling pop-up blocker in Safari:

  1. Choose Safari > Preferences
  2. Click Security
  3. Pop-up windows: Deselect “Block pop-up windows.
  4. Plug-ins: Select “Allow Plug-ins.

Instructions for adding an exception in Firefox:

  1. Click Menu and select Options
  2. Select the Content panel
  3. Uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows to disable the pop-up blocker altogether.

Instructions for disabling pop-up blocker in Opera:

  1. Open Opera
  2. Click Settings > Quick Preferences > Pop-ups
  3. Choose to Open All