How to Open a Pop-up Window on Mac in Safari

Dec 27, 2023 - Leave a Comment

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While pop-up windows have long been the bane of the web, some websites require the use of pop-up windows for various reasons. Safari for Mac will automatically block pop-up windows, but since some websites require the usage of popup windows, you may end up in a situation where you need to open a pop-up window on the Mac.

Rather than allowing pop-up windows in Safari for Mac you can also just open pop-up windows on an individual basis.

How to Open a Blocked Pop-up Window on Safari for Mac

Safari will automatically block pop-up windows, but you can open them if you need to by doing the following:

  1. When you encounter a website that attempts to open a pop-up that is automatically blocked, look in the URL / address bar of Safari
  2. Click the tiny little overlapping window button at the far side of the URL bar in Safari, next to the “Show Blocked Pop-up Window” message
  3. How to open a blocked pop-up window on Mac

  4. This will open the pop-up window that was blocked, on an individual basis

There you have it, your pop-up window is now open, as you wanted.

Remember, this only opens that specific pop-up window on the Mac. This does not allow all pop-up windows from opening on the Mac, though if you wish to do that, there is a Safari settings adjustment for that purpose to allow all pop-up windows all the time on the Mac.

While pop-up windows have long been annoying to web users, it remains a fact that many websites continue to use them for legitimate purposes, so understanding how this feature works in Safari for Mac is not only useful, but essential.


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Posted by: Jamie Cuevas in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks

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