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How do I block the blocker in IE????

by RdRunner / December 15, 2004 5:43 AM PST

I have installed SP2 ... arghhhhh!!!!
IE's pop up blocker is the most annoying thing. I am at geocities java web page builder and will not let it open another window (to load pictures in the webpage) because it treats it as a pop up !!! that is only one case of 100 other cases where it is so annoying.

How do Disable the IE pop up blocker... I have not been able to stop it.


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by keyhoti2 / December 15, 2004 5:51 AM PST

Go into Tools>Internet Options and follow the leads.

If this is not sufficient information, then I will refresh my memory and let you know more about how it's done.

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Not clear where it is
by RdRunner / December 15, 2004 11:08 AM PST
In reply to: Unblock

Thanks for the reply, There is an unblock drop down menu. I did use the unblock version and still blocks the web-builder. I could not find any settings under Tools>options...

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Do you see......?
by Papa Echo / December 15, 2004 12:19 PM PST
In reply to: Not clear where it is

On my IE block, it gives a message when it blocks pop-up viz: Do you see the blocker ? (or similar). I am able to click at it and am able to temporarily unblock.

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use firefox
by slim___shady / December 15, 2004 12:38 PM PST
In reply to: Do you see......?
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How do I block the blocker in IE????
by rameshs / December 15, 2004 9:51 PM PST
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Try this
by roddy32 / December 15, 2004 10:28 PM PST

IE/tools The second option down says "pop up blocker", there are 2 options on that on mine "turn popup blocker on" and "popup blocker settings" which is greyed out on mine because I use the Google popup blocker instead. IF there is no way to shut it off there, go to tools/ internet options/privacy tab. At the bottom of that page there is a box that says "block popups". UNcheck that box and click OK.

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by RdRunner / December 15, 2004 11:01 PM PST
In reply to: Try this

I found that and it did help ...

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome :D
by roddy32 / December 15, 2004 11:41 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks
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Configure the Pop-up Blocker in IE.
by Cursorcowboy / December 15, 2004 11:02 PM PST

The article [Q843015] explains that after you install SP2, pop-up windows may still appear, even though the default Pop-up Blocker feature is turned on, may occur for the following reasons, and discusses a method for resolving the issues:

? You click a link that opens a pop-up window.

? The Web site where the pop-up window originates is either in the Trusted sites Web content zone or the Local intranet Web content zone. Because Web sites in these zones are considered safe, their pop-up windows are never blocked.

? The pop-up window is opened by software that is running on the computer.

? The pop-up window is opened by ActiveX controls that are enabled from a Web site.

Note: Please review, "Block Pop-up Windows with Internet Explorer" and "How to configure the Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer (Q843016)."

Caveat: Internet Explorer add-ons are software components. When you visit a Web site, add-ons may be downloaded automatically, you may be prompted to download add-ons, or you may be directed to visit a Web site to obtain the latest add-on. These components may be third-party ActiveX controls that extend browser functionality or that provide special user interface elements in IE. The article [Q883256] describes how to control add-ons by using the Manage Add-ons feature of SP2, describes how to use and how to troubleshoot its features.

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by RdRunner / December 16, 2004 4:55 AM PST

Thank you ... good information, I could not find the explanation. The problem in my case was that at Geocities I wanted to access their PageBuilder that is a java application, which in itself opens other java windows. I could not open those secondary windows. Since I disabled the pop up blocker things work ok.. I like the Google pop up blocker better is not as intrussive. Thanks for all your help

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