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How to Enable/Disable Pop-up Blocker in Safari

The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more efficient than other browsers. It discovers very useful tools to find, save and share those websites that you like so much. It comes with privacy options so no one gets in the way of what you do or do not do on the Internet. Apple Pay allows you to buy easily and securely. And it works with iCloud, so you can navigate from one device to another.

Smart Anti-Tracking

It has all happened to us all: one day you are looking for mountain bikes on the Internet and from there you get ads for bikes in the soup. Safari uses machine learning to identify advertisers and other companies that follow your steps onlin, and removes tracking data that is shared between websites. Because what you’re looking for on the Internet is up to you. And now avoid the Like and Share buttons or social media comment widgets to control you without your permission.

Protection against dangerous sites.

Safari protects you from fraudulent sites and those that contain malware before you visit them. If a website is suspicious, Safari prevents it from loading and notifies you.

Thanks to its super-fast JavaScript engine, Safari is the world’s fastest browser for desktop computers and passes test after test to other Mac and PC Browsers, but there is one issue which occurs in almost all browser i.e. an unwanted pop-up windows opening.

Pop-up windows can be a nuisance when you browse the Internet, as ads and unwanted content appear that bother viewing what really interests you. However, some websites also use pop-up windows to open new content, without needing to change the original page. Mac web browsers have pop-up blockers that prevent this content from appearing. This option can be activated and deactivated.

Follow the Steps given below to enable/disable Pop-up Blocker in your Safari Browser:

Step 1. Open the Safari web browser and click on the “Safari” menu.

Step 2. Select the “Preferences” option.

Step 3. Click on “Security.”

Step 4. Check the box next to “Block pop-up windows” to block pop-up windows, and remove the checkmark if you want to allow them.

Block or allow Unique Website:
  • Visit the website you want to block or allow.
  • Select “Safari”> “Preferences”.
  • Select in “Websites” at the top of the window.
  • Select “Pop-up windows” on the left side.
  • The website should appear in the list where you can select a configuration from the drop-down menu.
  • Block and Notify
  • To block
  • Allow

When Safari is configured as “Block and notify”, you can allow pop-ups just after they have been blocked by selecting the two boxes in the address bar.

Safari 11 and 10 for MacOS

Option 1:

  1. Select “Safari”> “Preferences”.
  2. Click on “Security” at the top of the window.
  3. Check the box “Block pop-up windows” to enable this function. Uncheck to disable it.

Safari 11 and 10 for MacOS

Option 2:

From “Utilities”, start the “Terminal” application.

To Disable the pop-up blocker, type:

defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2JavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically -bool true

To Enable the pop-up blocker, type:

defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2JavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically -bool false3

Press “Enter”, and the command sets the popup blocker configuration as desired.

iPhone and iPad Version
  1. From the home screen, select “Settings”.
  2. Choose “Safari”
    Safari
  3. Slide “Block pop-up windows” to “Enable” (green) to block pop-up windows, or slide it to “Disable” (white) to not block pop-up windows.
    Block pop-up windows

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