Imagine you’re on your MacBook and you need a piece of important information from a website like for example the information related to finance, bank, etc. Your browser is blocking that information which should be displayed on a pop-up window. Don’t know what to do to fix it? Don’t worry, this guide will teach you how to enable pop-ups on your MacBook Air in a few simple steps.
How to enable pop-ups
Here are a few quick steps that you can perform to enable pop-ups on MacBook:
- To enable pop-ups on your MacBook’s browser, you need to make sure your browser Safari is opened;
- On the top-left corner, you will see Safari on the right of the Apple logo;
- Next, in the drop-down menu of Safari, you will see the Preferences option;
- Open Preferences and click on the Security option;
- Now under the Web content menu, you will see a few options;
- Make sure the “Block pop-up Windows” option is unchecked.
There you have it. You have successfully enabled pop-ups on your MacBook.
What are pop-ups?
Pop-up ads or pop-ups are forms of online advertising on the World Wide Web. A pop-up is a display area, usually a little window, that suddenly appears in the foreground of your screen.
Sometimes pop-ups can be annoying containing advertisements. But in some cases like in your homebanking site or your email account, they can be quite helpful.
Why do we need to enable pop-ups?
Although many people think of pop-ups as frustrating or annoying, sometimes they’re an important part of using a website or accessing some material.
For example, if you need updates from financial, banking, and tax websites regularly, using pop-ups to display information is a good practice.
A pop-up will open when you log in on a web forum and you have a private message. Although this is not required it helps you to notice right away that someone messaged you.
Similarly, if you’re a student who needs to be updated about the various scholarships, admissions, etc., enabling pop-ups is always needed.
Don’t forget: pop-up windows are disabled by default in Safari for the MacBook.
Hopefully, this article helped you find an answer to how to activate pop-ups on your Apple laptop.
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