How to Disable Popup Blocker in Safari on Mac

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Safari blocks all types of popup windows by default. In this compound, it prevents some legitimate people. Here’s how you can disable the popup blocker in Safari for all websites or specific websites on Mac.

Many websites offer helpful popups for entering important details such as login credentials, captchas, forms, and more. So it makes sense for some websites to allow pop-ups.

How to Disable Popup Blocker for All Websites in Safari

It is annoying to click on a popup blocked notification every time you visit a site that requires you to allow popups. Fortunately, you can change the default behavior of Safari and get pop-up windows while browsing.

To get started, open the Safari browser on your Mac. Next, click “Safari” in the upper left corner of the menu bar and select “Preferences”.

Select. "Preferences"

Click on the “Websites” tab.

Go to "Websites" Tab

In the “General” column on the left, scroll down and select “Popup Windows”.

Select. "Pop up windows" From "General" Setting

Use the drop-down menu next to the “When you visit other websites” option in the bottom left and select “Allow”.

Use the drop down in the bottom left corner to select. "Allow."

Safari will allow all future popup windows for all websites.

Related: How to allow popups in Safari on Mac.

How to Disable Popup Blocker for Specific Websites in Safari

If you want to allow pop-up windows for a specific website (such as a bank site), Safari lets you do the same. First, open Safari on your Mac, then browse the websites for which you want to allow pop-ups.

Next, click “Safari” in the menu bar and select “Preferences”.

Select. "Preferences"

In Safari Preferences, click the “Websites” tab.

Go to "Websites" Tab

Scroll down to the “General” column and select “Popup Windows”.

Select. "Pop up windows" I "General" Tab

On the right, you will see a list of open websites in Safari and the “Block and Notify” option for each site. Use the drop-down menu next to the site and select “Allow”. Repeat this to allow popups for other websites on the list.

Select. "Allow." Using the dropdown ahead of the website.

that’s it! Close the Preferences window, and you’re ready to go. When you’re done, you’ll want to update Safari on Mac to improve the latest popup blocker settings. Happy browsing!

Related: How to update Safari on Mac.

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