How to Disable Common Pop-Up Blockers                                           Back

A pop-up blocker (sometimes called a pop-up killer) refers to software that disables the browser’s ability to automatically open certain types of secondary browser windows. Pop-up blockers are primarily used to prevent unwanted advertisement windows from automatically opening. 

In the case of ORIS, it is important that you allow pop-up windows so the course materials can open full screen.  Failing to allow pop-up windows will prevent you from viewing and applying for posts.

Listed below are some of the more popular pop-up blocking software Packages.  There are dozens of pop-up blocking software packages, so your package may not be listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: You may have more than one pop-up blocker running concurrently.  It is very common to have Internet Explorer and a secondary blocker such as the Google Toolbar running at the same time!
Listed Blockers:

Internet Explorer 6
Pop-up blocking is directly integrated into Internet Explorer (often referred to as IE) and turned on by default. To disable the pop-up blocker, select Tools from the main menu, pop-up Blocker and uncheck the Turn Off pop-up blocker option.
IE Menu Option
You may wish to re-enable the blocker once you are done viewing the course materials.

Internet Explorer 7
In Internet Explorer 7 (often referred to as IE 7) the pop-up blocker is also under Tools, but the menu has been generally moved to the lower right hand corner. To disable the pop-up blocker, select Tools from the main menu, pop-up blocker and uncheck the Turn Off Pop-up Blocker option.
IE Blocker Menu

You may wish to re-enable the blocker once you are done viewing the course materials.

Google Toolbar
The Google toolbar also includes a pop-up blocking feature. The toolbar generally looks like:
Google Toolbar

Look for the following icon on the Google Toolbar. This is the pop-up blocker option.
Google Blocked
To disable pop-up blocking, simply click on the blocked icon. It should now look like the following:
Google Unblocked
You may wish to re-enable the blocker once you are done viewing the course materials.

Yahoo Toolbar
The Yahoo toolbar also includes a pop-up blocking feature. The toolbar generally looks like:
Yahoo Toolbar

Look for the following icon on the Yahoo Toolbar. This is the pop-up blocker option.
Yahoo Blocked Menu
To disable pop-up blocking, uncheck the Enable pop-up blocker option.
Yahoo Menu

You may wish to re-enable the blocker once you are done viewing the course materials.

MSN Toolbar
The MSN toolbar also includes a pop-up blocking feature. The toolbar generally looks like:
MSN Toolbar
Look for the following icon on the MSN Toolbar. This is the pop-up blocker option.
MSN Blocked
To disable pop-up blocking, click on the down arrow to the right of the menu item. Check Allow pop-ups for this Site.
MSN Menu                                                                                

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