Allowing Pop-ups

Pop-ups can be as innocuous as a new window opening when a link is clicked and as annoying as endless flashing ads spawned when you enter certain web sites.

Your browser may be set to block pop-ups so that you do not encounter those annoying ads. However, some library databases and services require that you allow second windows to open as a popup. For example, the ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) link from several databases will open as a pop-up.

Below are instructions for allowing pop-ups in various popular browsers.

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Turn Off Pop-up Blocker


OR

  1. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy
  2. Choose Pop-Up Blocker
  3. Choose Pop-Up Blocker settings.
  4. Allow this site: (and input the database you need to access, for example http://www.refworks.com)

For IE with Google Toolbar

If you have added the Google Toolbar to your IE browser, you must take this extra step.

The pop-ups option is a toggle. Click "## Blocked" to toggle to "Allow pop-ups." This will allow pop-ups from this site during your session.

OR

  1. Click the Google Toolbar "Options" Button
  2. Uncheck Popup Blocker

FireFox / Mozilla

  1. Choose Tools
  2. Choose Options
  3. Choose Content
  4. Uncheck Block Pop-up Windows OR Allow the site: (and input the database you need to access, for example http://www.refworks.com)

Google Chrome

By default, Chrome blocks all pop-ups. If you have Chrome version 3.0.192 and above, you can allow pop-ups from individual sites:

  1. Visit the site where you want pop-ups to always appear.
  2. Click the Pop-ups Blocked alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
  3. Select Always show pop-ups from (site).

If you want to change this setting for the site at a later point, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the site again.
  2. Click the Manage pop-ups alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
  3. Deselect Always show pop-ups from (site).

Safari (Mac)

  1. Choose the Safari menu.
  2. Make sure that Block Pop-Up Windows option is not checked.
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