Managing your browser's pop-up blocker

Some Northwestern websites, such as CAESAR and myHR, rely on pop-up windows to deliver information to you. If you experience problems viewing pop-up windows, make sure that your browser's pop-up blocker isn't preventing them from being displayed. Use the instructions below to toggle your browser's pop-up blocker off/on as necessary.


 Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings > Show advanced settings....
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under Privacy and security, click Content settings.
  5. Click Popups.
  6. Turn Allowed on or off.

 Google Chrome Mobile (Android/iOS)


  1. Tap the Chrome menu .
  2. Tap Settings > Site settings > Pop-ups.
  3. Turn pop-ups on or off by tapping the slider.

iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap the Chrome menu .
  2. Tap Settings > Content Settings > Block Pop-ups.
  3. Turn pop-ups on or off by tapping the slider.

 Apple Safari

  1. Click Safari > Preferences... > Security.
  2. Click Manage Website Data....
  3. In the Web Content section, check or uncheck the Block pop-up windows option.

 Apple Safari Mobile (iOS)

  1. Open Settings > Safari.
  2. Under the GENERAL section, find the Block Pop-ups option.
  3. Toggle the option on or off by tapping the slider.

 Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select Menu (the three horizontal bars in the top right corner of Firefox) and choose Options.
  2. Select the Privacy and Security panel.
  3. Under the Permissions section, check or uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows.

 Microsoft Edge

  1. Click the More button (the three dots in the top right corner), then click Settings.
  2. Click View Advanced Settings at the bottom of the list.
  3. Click the slider under the heading Pop-up Blocker to block or allow pop-ups.

 Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

  1. Select Tools (the gear icon in the top right corner), then select Internet options.
  2. On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up Blocker, check or uncheck the Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box.
  3. Select OK.


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Created: 2017-10-05 03:59:17
Updated: 2019-05-15 16:18:07

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