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Syracuse University websites, such as Myslice, may require the enabling of pop-ups in order to view desired content. Below you will find instructions on enabling pop-ups within the most commonly used browsers

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Google Chrome

When you select a link that requires a pop-up and they are currently blocked, you are provided the message " Pop-up blocked" which appears on the address bar. This indicates that the pop-up was initiated by the webpage and Chrome's pop-up block feature prevented it from opening.

Pop-up blocked notification

For immediate relief, you must click on the message to enable pop-ups. Pop-ups can be permanently enabled by clicking on the message on from the drop down menu selecting "Always allow pop-ups from" ... or "" specifically in the case below.

Drop down menu to allow or block the pop-up

Now open the link again to see that it populates a new window.

Creating Exceptions for Frequently Used Webpages

1) In the address bar type "chrome://settings/content".

2) Next, navigate to the Pop-ups area.

3) Here you will select "Manage exceptions".

Manage Exceptions option

4) In the box that says "Host Pattern" enter the web address of the desired exception. In the Behavior drop down, select as "Allow".

Enter Hostname pattern and select allow

5) Now Click Done.

The desired website should now allow pop-ups.

Mozilla Firefox

Whenever a up window tries to launch itself Mozilla prevents it from opening and displays a message on a yellow ribbon which reads " Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window"


Firefox popup prevention window

In order to view the pop-up, select "Options" on the yellow ribbon. Now select "Always allow pop-ups for".

select options and choose allow pop-ups

Creating Exceptions for Frequently Used Webpages

  1. Click on the menu button in the top right corner
  2. Select "Options"

    firefox top right menu with options circled
  3. On the bar on the left of the screen select "Content" and then click the "Exceptions" button

    locate content and then exceptions

  4. This will open a new window like the one below. Type the address of the website that you would like to allow popups on then hit the "Allow" button
    select allow on allowed sites for popups


1) While in the Safari application, open the Safari Menu in the top left hand corner and select "Preferences".

Safari Menu Not Visible

If "Safari" is not an option to the right of your Apple symbol in the top left hand corner, be sure that you click on the Safari window. If you have recently clicked on another application or your desktop, "Finder" or another application title may be here instead.

select preferences

2) Under the security tab, ensure "Block pop-up windows" is unchecked in the Web content area.

Select block pop-up windows

Safari should now allow pop-ups to function normally.


Internet Explorer

The default settings of Internet Explorer will prevent pop-ups and display a message on the bottom similar to "Internet Explorer blocked a pop-up from...". To

Internet Explorer blocked pop-up notification

To alleviate this for an individual website, select "Always allow " by clicking on option for this site when the message is displayed.

Creating Exceptions for Frequently Used Webpages

Click on the gear symbol on the upper right corner of the window and from the drop down select "Internet Options".

Under the Privacy tab, you can either turn off the pop-up blocker by deselecting "Turn on Pop-up Blocker" or add individual exceptions.

For individual exceptions, select "Settings" from this same Privacy tab.

    select turn on pop-up blocker

In the new window type the website address you'd like as an exception into the location "Address of website to allow:". Now click "Add" and then click on "Close".

enter websites to allow pop-ups from

The desired website(s) should now allow pop-ups. 

Microsoft Edge

The default settings of Microsoft Edge will automatically block pop-ups. A message similar to the one below will appear whenever Edge blocks a pop-up from appearing

edge allow popups option

Selecting "Always allow" will allow this site to use pop-ups in the future.

Creating Exceptions for Frequently Used Webpages

Microsoft Edge does not have a built-in method for specifically allowing pop-ups from certain sites. However, there is a way to add exceptions by editing values in the registry.

Registry Editing

This method is NOT recommended by ITS and should only be done by someone with experience editing the registry, making a mistake during this process can cause damage to the stability of your computer, potentially causing it to crash.

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