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.
- Go to Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Turn Off Pop-up Blocker
- Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy
- Choose Pop-Up Blocker
- Choose Pop-Up Blocker settings.
- 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.
- Click the Google Toolbar "Options" Button
- Uncheck Popup Blocker
FireFox / Mozilla
- Choose Tools
- Choose Options
- Choose Content
- Uncheck Block Pop-up Windows OR Allow the site: (and input the database you need to access, for example http://www.refworks.com)
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:
- Visit the site where you want pop-ups to always appear.
- Click the Pop-ups Blocked alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
- Select Always show pop-ups from (site).
If you want to change this setting for the site at a later point, follow these steps:
- Visit the site again.
- Click the Manage pop-ups alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
- Deselect Always show pop-ups from (site).
- Choose the Safari menu.
- Make sure that Block Pop-Up Windows option is not checked.