How to Block Pop-Ups in Opera

Is there anything more annoying than a pop-up ad? Particularly when you’re browsing on your mobile phone, a pop-up can completely take over the screen or bombard your device with unwanted tabs, degrading performance badly. The good news is that whether you’re browsing on your phone or on the PC, popular browsers like Chrome, UC Browser, and Opera come with features that allow you to put pop-ups in their place. Opera is the third-most popular browser in India – across desktop, mobile, and tablet combined – and you can follow the steps below to manage pop-ups. We’ve also written about Chrome, Firefox, and UC Browser, if you don’t use Opera. It’s not completely fool-proof, as people are constantly working on new ways around these systems, but it’s a good enough step to take for now.

How to block pop-ups in Opera (Android)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Opera for Android, follow these steps:

How to Block Pop-Ups in Opera

Open Opera.
Tap the hamburger menu button in the bottom-right corner, and then tap the gear icon in the middle.
Scroll down to find Block pop-ups under the sub-head Content.
Turn off the toggle to allow pop-ups, or turn it on to block pop-ups.
How to block pop-ups in Opera (iPhone/ iPad)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Opera for iOS, follow these steps:

Open Opera.
Tap the Opera logo in the bottom tray, and then choose Settings.
Turn on the toggle for Block Pop-up Windows to block pop-ups, or turn it off to allow pop-ups.

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How to block pop-ups in Opera (Windows/ macOS/ Linux)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Opera for desktop, follow these steps:

Open Opera.
Click the menu button in the top-left corner, and then choose Settings.
Choose Websites from the left-hand side.
Under Pop-ups, choose from the two options to allow or block pop-ups.

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Have you had any trouble with pop-ups on Opera? Share your questions via the comments below.

For more tutorials, visit our How-To section.

 

How to Block Pop-Ups in Firefox

Browsing on the Web on your phone or computer can become a fraught experience if you visit sites that throw a lot of pop-ups at you. It’s particularly bad on the mobile where it is hard to dismiss these. However, this is slowly becoming less of an issue, as most browsers now allow you to prevent pop-ups altogether. Firefox is the second-most popular desktop browser in India, and you can follow the below steps to block pop-ups with Firefox. We’ve also written about Chrome, UC Browser, and Opera, if you don’t use Firefox.

How to block pop-ups in Firefox (Windows/ macOS/ Linux)
If you’d like to block pop-ups on Firefox for desktop, follow these steps:

How to Block Pop-Ups in Firefox

Open Firefox.
Click the hamburger menu button in the top-right corner, and choose Options.
Choose Content in the left-hand side.
Tick Block pop-up windows to block pop-ups, or untick to allow.

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How to block pop-ups in Firefox (Android)
If you’d like to block pop-ups on Firefox for Android, follow these steps:

Open Firefox.
Type about:config in the address bar.
Search for dom.disable_open_during_load.
Set it to false to allow pop-ups, and true to block pop-ups.
How to block pop-ups in Firefox (iPhone/ iPad)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Firefox for iOS, follow these steps:

Open Firefox.
Tap the hamburger menu button at the bottom.
Swipe left, and then choose Settings.
Turn on the toggle for Block Pop-up Windows to block pop-ups, or turn it off to allow pop-ups.

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Have you had any trouble with pop-ups on Firefox? Share your questions via the comments below.

For more tutorials, visit our How-To section.