When you’re on the internet, have you seen little windows pop up? It could be phishing or a gateway for viruses into your iMac or Macbook, pop-up ads are annoying and could be dangerous, too.
The Pop-ups have pros and cons, and the user needs to be on the lookout to know what he wants to click on. Pop-ups are rarely informative.
You’ll usually receive Pop-ups that have direct access to your computer and are a hazard; they’re scams, phishing attacks, or interfere with important things you’re doing, and you’ll also receive notifications of updates on your favorite sites you visit almost everyday, or alerts about your go-to sites you’ve been visiting.
How to enable pop-ups on a Mac – Safari Browser
Here’s how we’ll block pop-ups for all sites in Safari on your Mac.
- Open the Safari browser.
- Click Preferences.
- The Websites icon will appear.
- Scroll down to Pop-up Windows.
- Select Allow from the drop-down menu.
Through Safari, you can enable pop-ups only for a specific site
- You will need to open Safari on your Mac.
- Click on the Preferences tab.
- The Websites menu will appear.
- Once you’ve visited the targeted website, click Allow.
It will let you know when you’ve activated pop-up alerts once you’ve done that. Pop-ups are dangerous, and they’re going to be a security threat.
How to enable pop-ups in Google Chrome on a Mac
Chrome is the default browser on Mac and by default it blocks pop-ups. However, if you need to enable pop-ups or not, you can simply follow the steps below.
- Chrome will open.
- Go to the three dot menu in the upper right corner
- To open the settings menu.
- Select Privacy and Security from the left-hand menu.
- Go to Site Settings at the bottom.
- Scroll down to Pop-ups and Redirects.
- Click on the Sites can use redirects and pop-ups under the default behaviour option.
Using Chrome to enable pop-ups only for a specific site
- Chrome will open.
- Go to the webpage where pop-ups should be allowed.
- Tap the “Lock icon” at the top left of your screen.
- Then click Site Settings.
- Click Pop-ups, and Redirects in the permission list, then select Allow.
You’ll have a calm surf without pop-ups in a literary context. To protect yourself from malware, have your guard up if you want pop-ups enabled.