Configure Your Web Browser to Enable Pop-up Windows for Trusted CSULB Servers

Pop-up windows are necessary to use certain campus web applications and web forms, and the browser(s) you use for these websites may need to be configured to accept pop-ups. Use the following instructions to configure your browser(s) to accept pop-up windows from these CSULB sites.

Newer browsers have built-in pop-up blockers that you may not know you have enabled. Also, if you have installed third-party applications to block pop-ups (such as the Google, MSN, or Yahoo! toolbars), you may need to consult vendor documentation to allow pop-up windows for desired websites.

Windows Computers

Firefox

  1. Open the browser, and then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. From the Tools menu (three lines located on the top right side), click Options. A dialog box displays.

    firefox tools menu
  3. Within Privacy & Security, go to the section, Permissions.
  4. Click the Exceptions button in the Block pop-up windows section. The Allowed Sites dialog box displays.

    Firefox's Privacy and Security menu
  5. To enable the browser to recognize CSULB servers as trusted sites, and therefore, allow pop-ups from these sites, add the site's URL in the Address of web site field, and then click Allow.
    Note: Rather than typing the site's URL, copy and paste the address into the field. To do so, highlight the web address you'd like to add, right-click and select Copy, and then paste the address in the field.
  6. If you'd like, add other trusted CSULB sites, then click Close when you finish adding the sites you want.
  7. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.

Internet Explorer 8.x - 10.x

  1. Open the browser, and then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. From the Gears menu located on the upper right hand side, click on Internet Options.

    Internet Explorer's tools menu
  3. Under Privacy, Under Pop-up Blocker, click Settings.
  4. To enable the browser to recognize CSULB servers as trusted sites, and therefore, allow pop-ups from these sites, add the site's URL in the Address of web site to allow field
    Note: Rather than typing the site's URL, copy and paste the address into the field. To do so, highlight the web address you'd like to add, right-click and select Copy, and then paste the address in the field.
  5. Click Add.
  6. If you'd like, repeat steps 4 and 5 to add other CSULB trusted sites, then click Close when you finish adding the sites you want.

Chrome (Windows/OS X)

  1. Open the browser, and then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. Click the Menus icon, the three dots located on the upper right hand side of the browser toolbar then select Settings.

    Chrome Gears Menu
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click the Advanced drop down setting.
  4. In the Privacy and Security section, click Content settings...The Content settings window displays.

    Chrome Privacy & Security Options
  5. Click Popups then click ADD within the Allow section... and add the site's URL.

    Chrome Pop-up menu
    Note: Rather than typing the site's URL, copy and paste the address into the field. To do so, highlight the web address you'd like to add, right-click and select Copy, and then paste the address in the field.
  6. Close any remaining dialog boxes.

Macintosh Computers

Firefox

  1. Open the browser, then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. From the Firefox menu, click Preferences.

    Mac Firefox menu
  3. Within Privacy & Security, go to the section, Permissions.
  4. Click the Exceptions button in the Block pop-up windows section. The Allowed Sites dialog box displays.

    Firefox Privacy and Security Menu
  5. To enable the browser to recognize CSULB servers as trusted sites, and therefore, allow pop-ups from these sites, add the site's URL in the Address of web site field, and then click Allow.
    Note: Rather than typing the site's URL, copy and paste the address into the field. To do so, highlight the web address you'd like to add, right-click and select Copy, and then paste the address in the field.
  6. If you'd like, add other trusted CSULB sites, then click Close when you finish adding the sites you want.
  7. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.

Safari 11.x

  1. From the Safari menu, choose Preferences...

    Mac Safari settings
  2. Click the Security tab and ensure the Block pop-up windows option is not checked. Unchecking this option will allow pop-ups.

    Security Menu for Safari
  3. To block pop-ups once again, check the Block pop-up windows checkbox.

iPad / iPhone

Tap Setting, Safari, Block Pop-Ups and then select ON to block pop-ups or OFF to unblock pop-ups. (Safari includes no website-specific control over blocking pop-ups windows. Pop-ups are either blocked or not.)

Android Devices

Due to the wide range of Android device makes and models, screens and terminology may vary from the instructions below.

  1. Tap the Internet icon displayed on the Home screen. The default HTML browser opens.
  2. Tap the Menu button and then tap Settings. The Settings window displays.
  3. Select Advanced and scroll to find the Block pop-up windows option. The pop-up feature is disabled when the box is unchecked.

Details

Article ID: 57737
Created
Wed 7/18/18 4:15 PM
Modified
Fri 10/26/18 3:18 PM