Allowing pop-ups from specific sites

One of Windows XP SP2's many quirks is that some Web sites may not function properly if they use subsidiary windows. Find out how you can configure Internet Explorer to allow pop-ups from specific sites.

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After you install Windows XP SP2, you may discover that certain Web sites may not function properly if they use subsidiary windows (i.e., pop-up windows) to display additional information or perform additional tasks. This apparent malfunction may actually be caused by Internet Explorer's new Pop-up Blocker.

A temporary solution is to disable the Pop-up Blocker by selecting the Turn Off Pop-up Blocker command from Internet Explorer's Tools | Pop-up Blocker menu. If that solves the problem, you can turn the Pop-up Blocker back on and then configure Internet Explorer's Pop-up Blocker to allow pop-ups from a particular site. Here's how:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer and access the desired Web site.
  2. Copy the site's URL from Internet Explorer's Address bar.
  3. Go to Internet Explorer's Tools menu, select the Pop-up Blocker, and click the Pop-up Blocker Settings command.
  4. Paste the URL into the Address Of The Web Site To Allow text box and click the Add button.
  5. Click Close.

About Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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