WIN1034                                                                                                                                                              October 2005

 

 

Pop-up Blocker (Built-in) in Internet Explorer

For Windows XP Service Pack 2

        Author: Everret Kawano

        Revised: Ginger Carey

 

 

 

 

Overview...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

Finding the Pop-up Blocker............................................................................................................................................. 1

Turning On Pop-up Blocker............................................................................................................................................. 2

Setting Pop-up Blocker Exceptions.......................................................................................................................... 3

Getting Help............................................................................................................................................................................... 4

 

 

Various web browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer (IE), Netscape, or Firefox) have tools to turn on or off text windows called "Pop-ups". When visiting unfamiliar web pages, it is precautionary to block these pop-up windows as they could be used to display annoying ads or possibly impose a security risk. However, several applications at UH require these pop-up windows and they should be added as "trusted" sites. One is the MyUH site: http://myuhportal.hawaii.edu used for registration, and the other is the UH Web Mail site: https://mail.hawaii.edu

 

This document describes how to use the pop-up blocker in IE for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2).  With SP2 installed for Windows XP, IE has a built-in pop-up blocker. The built-in pop-up blocker also has the ability to let you specify certain web pages to allow pop-ups.  This feature allows you to have the built-in pop-up blocker turned on and still be able to access web pages that require pop-ups (e.g. UH Web Mail). 

 

 

 

Open an Internet Explorer (IE) window.  On the menu bar located at the top left hand corner, select the Tools menu.  In the Tools menu, run your mouse over the Pop-up Blocker option.  An expanded menu will appear to the right of the Pop-up Blocker option.  If your pop-up blocker is currently on, you will see the option Turn Off Pop-up Blocker and Pop-up Blocker Settings.

 

 

 

If your pop-up blocker is turned off, click on the option Turn On Pop-up Blocker.

 

 

 


 

To set specific web pages to allow pop-ups, you need to turn on the pop-up blocker.  With the pop-up blocker on, select the Pop-up Blocker Settings… option.  If you do not have the pop-up blocker on, you will not be able to click this option.

 

 

 

 

 

A new window titled Pop-up Blocker Settings will open.  In this window, type in the web address of the page you wish to allow pop-ups. To set the UH Web Mail to allow pop-ups, type mail.hawaii.edu in the Address of Web site to allow box and click the Add button.

 

 

 

 


After you click the Add button, the site you wish to allow should be listed in the Allowed sites section.

 

 

 

 

Repeat this process for adding myuhportal.hawaii.edu to the Allowed sites. Click the Close button to close the Pop-up Blocker Settings window.

 

 

Getting Help

 

 

For additional assistance, please phone the ITS Help Desk at (808) 956-8883,

send e-mail to help@hawaii.edu, or fax (808) 956-2108.

The Help Desk’s toll-free phone number is (800) 558-2669.

 

Or see the ITS Helpdesk home page at www.hawaii.edu/help

The ITS walk-in Help Desk is located in

Keller 105, Keller 213, and the Hamilton Lab 2nd floor addition on the UH Mānoa Campus.

 

 

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