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To allow websites to show pop-up windows in Microsoft Edge, you will have to disable Edge’s pop-up blocker that blocks those windows. Here’s how you do that on desktop and mobile.

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Why Disable Pop-Up Blocker in Edge?

Normally, you do not have to disable Edge’s pop-up blocker as it is simply not required on most sites. However, a few sites require pop-up windows to fully function. If you ever come across one of those sites, you will have to turn off the pop-up blocker to do your tasks.

Later, you can turn the pop-up blocker back on if you want.

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Disable Pop-Up Blocker in Edge on Desktop

To turn off Edge’s pop-up blocker on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, open Edge on your computer.

In Edge’s top-right corner, click the three dots.

Click the three dots in Edge's top-right corner.

In the menu that opens, click “Settings.”

Select "Settings" from the three-dots menu.

On the “Settings” page, in the left sidebar, click “Cookies and Site Permissions.”

Click "Cookies and Site Permissions" in "Settings."

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In the pane on the right, under the “All Permissions” section, click “Pop-Ups and Redirects.”

Select "Pop-Ups and Redirects" in the "All Permissions" section.

On the “Pop-Ups and Redirects” page, toggle off the “Block” option at the top.

Turn off "Block" on the "Pop-Ups and Redirects" page.

And that’s it. Edge has now disabled the pop-up blocker, and your sites can now launch those pop-up windows in your browser.

If you’d like to allow only specific sites to open pop-ups while blocking them on all other sites, then in the “Allow” section, click “Add” and add the sites for which you want to enable pop-ups.

Use Chrome alongside Edge? If so, you can disable the pop-up blocker in Chrome, too.

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Disable Pop-Up Blocker in Edge on Mobile

Edge for iPhone, iPad, and Android also comes with a pop-up blocker. You will have to toggle off this blocker to allow your sites to open pop-up windows.

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To do so, first, open Edge on your phone. At the bottom of the browser, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots at the bottom of Edge.

In the menu that opens, tap “Settings.”

Tap "Settings" in the Edge menu.

On the “Settings” page, tap “Privacy and Security.”

Tap "Privacy and Security" on the "Settings" page.

Tap the “Site Permissions” option.

Select "Site Permissions."

On the “Site Settings” page, scroll down and tap “Pop-Ups and Redirects.”

Select "Pop-Ups and Redirects" on the "Site Settings" page.

Toggle on the “Pop-Ups and Redirects” option to allow pop-ups in Edge.

Enable the "Pop-Ups and Redirects" option.

Enjoy those tiny windows in your favorite web browser on your devices! If you use Safari on your iPhone or iPad too, you may want to enable pop-ups on Safari as well.


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