How to allow pop-ups in Internet Explorer 10


Internet Explorer 10 doesn’t allow pop-ups by default – stopping pop-up ads and other annoying pop-ups when visiting a web page. But sometimes you want to have pop-ups enabled in Internet Explorer 10 – and here’s how:

Pop-ups are small windows that open automatically when you visit a webpage and are one of the most annoying aspects of visiting some web sites. Most pop-ups display annoying advertising or marketing messages, while others contain malicious codes or phishing scams which is why most web browsers now have filters that automatically block them.

However, not all pop-ups are bad. Some websites use them for legitimate content, often for providing information from a link you’ve clicked on, so you may need to edit your web browser settings to allow pop-ups from sites you trust.

Here’s how to allow pop-ups in Internet Explorer 10 desktop version.


Step 1 Open Internet Explorer on the Desktop.

Step 2  Click Tools and from the menu click Internet Options.

Step 3  In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Privacy tab.

Step 4 Tick the checkbox next to Turn on Pop-up blocker. 

  • High This settings block all pop-ups.
  • Medium This default setting blocks most pop-ups that launch automatically when you visit a webpage, but allows pop-ups that open when you click a link on a webpage.
  • Low This setting allows pop-ups from secure Web sites (such as those that use the https://).


Step 6  If you regularly visit a website that uses legitimate pop-up windows, you can add that site to the “Allowed sites” section to override the pop-up blocker. To do this, click the Settings button.

Step 7  Type the address of the site in the ‘Address of website to allow’ field and click Add.

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