How-To Enable/Disable Pop-up Blockers
Posted by SHeD Staff, Last modified by SHeD Staff on 01 June 2017 09:48 AM

Description: An explanation of how to enable/disable pop-up blockers
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Enable or Disable Pop-up Blockers


How to Enable/Disable Pop-up Blockers

Your courses in Moodle may contain activities, assignments, links, and other resources that will open as a pop-up in your browser. However, your browser may be configured to prevent any pop-ups from appearing. This tutorial will provide instructions on how to manage pop-ups with a variety of Internet browsers: 


Mozilla Firefox

With Mozilla Firefox, the best way to navigate to the pop-up manager is by selecting Tools from the menu, then selecting Options from the menu bar at the top of your Firefox window. 

   

The following screen will appear:

   

Select the Content tab at the top of the Options screen. At this point, you can enable all pop-ups to appear by unchecking the Block pop-up windows box and clicking OK at the bottom. However, if you only want to allow pop-ups from specific websites, then you will need to click the Exceptions button to the right.

   

When the Allowed Sites window appears, type the URL (or web address) for any website you wish to see pop-ups from. For instance, you can enter the Lane CC website (www.lanecc.edu) or the Moodle page (classes.lanecc.edu). After you have entered the web address. click Allow.

It should be noted that Mozilla Firefox will prevent most automatic pop-ups from appearing. When that occurs, a yellow bar near the top of your browser will appear, asking if you would like to see the blocked pop-ups. You will also be able to allow pop-ups from that site to appear.

   


Google Chrome

With Google Chrome, select the Menu icon in the top-right corner of your browser, then select Settings.

   

The Settings tab will appear. Select Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page, then under Privacy, select Content Settings.

   

The Content Settings will appear. Scroll down to the section labeled Pop-ups. Here, you can enable all pop-ups by selecting Allow all sites to show pop-ups. However, if you only want to allow pop-ups from specific websites, then you will need to click the Manage exceptions... button.

   

When the Pop-up exceptions window appears, type the URL (or web address) for any website you wish to allow/block pop-ups from. For instance, you can enter the Lane CC website (www.lanecc.edu) or the Moodle page (classes.lanecc.edu). After you have entered the web address. click Done.

   

It should be noted that Google Chrome will prevent most automatic pop-ups from appearing. When that occurs, a yellow box that reads Pop-up blocked to the right of the address bar will appear. Clicking on it will cause a white box to appear, asking if you would like to see the blocked pop-ups. You will also be able to allow pop-ups from that site to appear.

   


Internet Explorer

Using Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon in the top-right corner of your browser, then select Internet options.

   

Once the Internet Options window appears, select the Privacy tab. From here, under Pop-Up Blocker, you can check/uncheck the box to enable/disable pop-ups from appearing. However, if you only want to allow pop-ups from specific websites, then you will need to click the Settings button.

   

When the Pop-up Blocker Settings window appears, type the URL (or web address) for any website you wish to allow/block pop-ups from. For instance, you can enter the Lane CC website (www.lanecc.edu) or the Moodle page (classes.lanecc.edu). After you have entered the web address. click Done.

   



Safari

With Safari, the best way to navigate to the pop-up manager is by scrolling to the top left corner and selecting Safari > Preferences






Once Preferences is open, navigate and select the Security tab.





Under the Security tab, there are a list of options to choose from.  Select or De-Select the checkbox to Enable or Disable the feature Block Pop-Up Windows




For further help with Moodle, please contact:
Student Help Desk
SHeD@lanecc.edu
(541) 463-3333

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