Configuring Pop-Up Blocker

Most web browsers include a feature to block pop-up windows. While this may eliminate unwanted pop-up windows, the feature sometimes can impede the functionality of legitimate or useful websites.

Pop Up Blockers can affect Banner, Blackboard, Workflow, DegreeWorks, and other university applications.

Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge feature that blocks pop-ups is effective in preventing websites from automatically opening a new window or tab, or a partial window on top of your current web page. This feature is turned on by default. You will need to configure your settings to allow pop-ups on certain websites.,the%20Block%20(recommended)%20toggle.


Safari pop-up blocker can be enabled to block all pop-ups, allow pop-ups from specific websites, or block but notify you.


Firefox allows you to control both pop-ups and pop-unders in Firefox Settings . Pop-up blocking is turned on by default, so you don't have to worry about enabling it to prevent pop-ups from appearing in Firefox, but you may need to configure the settings to allow pop-ups when you want them.

Google Chrome

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. You can also decide to allow pop-ups.

Contact the ITS Help Desk in the Library Room 230 or at (203) 254-4069 for assistance.