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how do i turn off the pop-up blocker

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how do i turn off the pop-up blocker buckingham 11/13/08 4:46 PM
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker SilverTroll 11/14/08 12:55 PM
I'd like to know this too.

Google Chrome seems to blanket ban all popups with no option to allow them for certain sites. Though it would seem that if I click on the "popup blocked" notification It produces the blocked popup I'd still like to allow certain sites to pop up windows.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker HaroldG 11/20/08 8:22 AM
There are a large number of command line switches for Chrome. "-disable-popup-blocking"
[does what it says]
http://www.chromeplugins.org/tips-tricks/chrome-command-line-switches/
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker HaroldG 11/25/08 7:50 AM
My previous answer may not have been clear to some.
The shortcut on your desktop that is used to start the Google Browser (Chrome) will point at 'chrome.exe' on your hard disk.You need to edit the shortcut to add the commandline parameters (right click on the shortcut and left click on properties, the 'Shortcut tab'  has a field called 'target' that's what you need to amend so the last part reads -disable-popup-blocking)  depending on your set up it may look like this
 "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application ata\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -disable-popup-blocking
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Sylvain 11/26/08 5:29 AM
This option does not work for me.  Furthermore this switch is weird, the decision to allow or not popups is not at application start but web site specific.  Something odd too, Chrome used to show a flying window at the bottom about the popup.  Now I get a popup gtom Chrome telling me to disable my popup blocker... I am stuck.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker bbrout 11/26/08 10:41 PM
Woah, I think we have uncovered a conundrum. The help doc says there is supposed to be a tic box under options "under the hood" to allow a query before blocking a pop-up. This would be fine but there ain't no tic box. So, I think a question might be, where's the tic box and how come it doesn't exist?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker phil388 11/27/08 5:50 AM
scroll down!!!!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker bbrout 11/27/08 11:03 AM
Great Phil. Ok, I scroll down and the tic box is ticked. Mind you, I didn't see it before because I didn't scroll down. I'll wear that one. But the ticky box is ticked and I close and still pop ups are blocked. I have email in gmail with chrome. I try and create an event. I can't because pop ups are blocked. I open Firefox and do exactly the same thing and the pop up to make an event appears and I can create the event. It works in Firefox and Explorer but not in Chrome. yet google makes the chrome, gmail and igoogle calendar which don't seem to want to interface. How come other stuff interfaces the google stuff but google doesn't? BTW, thanks for the post. When in doubt scroll down. It just didn't help this time.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker 3xl4x 11/27/08 11:51 AM
I think we will have to wait until google get round to updating their advice here ... http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95472&topic=14665
And bring it up to date with the new beta version and its behaviour/presentation. I would also like to know what the "Change google gears setting" button does, maybe this is provisional for future integration of refining control over individual pop-ups, like a white list filter for pop-ups?. For people who want pop-ups have a look and see if anything is waiting in there for you to configure, mine is always empty (not keen on pop-ups or sites that cant use a secure web page for such information they try to get out of you personally)

Anyway currently as far as I can see you cant allow pop-ups unless you right click the notification when they appear (previously you just dragged it into view), and this only appears as mentioned above if the check box is ticked.

I think also the way some things work in Chrome need expanding on in their explanation, or at least relating to how its normally done in other browsers.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker aijha27 11/28/08 6:51 AM
Sylvain, to disable popup blocking you should follow HaroldG with his instructions, but just make sure you add a space before you type   -disable-popup-blocking.   I tried this without the space and it didn't work, but once I added the space it executed fine.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker cybershade 11/28/08 8:10 AM
nope, doesn't work. the invisible pop-up blocker kills everything. I suspect immortality along with his invisibility.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker craig 11/28/08 10:46 PM
i'm had success with allowing pops by modifying the short-cut...
Right button click on the Chrome icon, click Shortcut and on Target add "space" -disable-popup-blocking.
IE ... C:\......................\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -disable-popup-blocking
I think you also need to have ticked "notify of shortcut" in "under the hood" to make it work.

cheer
Craig
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker cybershade 11/28/08 11:16 PM
@craig could you try to create an event from gmail and see if this work? because I can't.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker craig 11/29/08 1:32 PM
not sure what you mean "event from gmail"?? .. not played with Gmail much..
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker 3xl4x 11/29/08 6:00 PM
I didnt have any success with the shortcut switch (though I hate pop-ups I did try it) - Did not work as advertised (Version 0.4.154.25).
Although I did add it after --incognito (with an additional space to separate the command line switches in case anyone wonders).

Would be much better with a check box in options (as would --incognito).
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Jorge Avila 12/23/08 8:27 PM
I can't believe Google didn't provide a simple turn off method... command line stuff is a joke!... simple doesn't mean limited...
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Sylvain 12/24/08 4:50 AM
I am particularly frustrated that there is no way to to schedule an event from within Gmail, when you do so, you get the popup that says "Grrrr a popup blocker..."    

I tried all the suggestions above, --incognito..., --diasable... (and -disable... ) with no luck.  

The behavior of the browser seems to have changed for me, I recall the very first days where I tried the browser, I would get a message at the bottom of the screen asking to allow the popup or not, somehow I am not getting this message anymore... ??????

How can that be?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker HybridInflux 12/25/08 7:24 AM
So, final answer is that the Options > Under the Hood > Change Google Gears Settings is currently impossible to edit?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker ianpoulsen 1/6/09 11:05 PM
I am having the same issue.  When is there going to be some update to this program to be able to just turn it ON or OFF.  Yea, and what is that Change Google Gears Setting supposed to do anyway?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker vinylmonstyr 1/8/09 12:05 PM
The consensus is that Google Chrome is lacking a simple way to turn on and off pop-ups. And isn't that why we use Google, because of it's simplicity? Google Chrome is extremely frustrating when using PayPal shipping when pop-ups are required. After using Google for a decade I am nothing short of disappointed in the Google staff for Gmail and Google Chrome. Maybe it's called "chrome" as a hint to the next version, Google Silver, Google Gold, Google Platinum. Bill Gates would be proud!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker skissors 1/12/09 11:12 AM
The work around does not work for me.  The popups are still blocked.

The exact problem I am having is:
the first popup is blocked but the little box disappears
the second time i try it, the little box appears saying 2 popups blocked but ONLY the SECOND ONE IS LISTED and since the first one is required before the second one works correctly, the screen that gets displayed when i click in the little box is all messed up and unuseable.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Shawn (Googler) 1/13/09 10:35 AM
Hey guys,

We're definitely hearing everyone's thoughts about this. You can try adding the string as mentioned above by craig on 11/28/08. What would also be helpful is if you could provide the specific site that you're trying to allow popups for so that we can reproduce.

Thanks,
Shawn
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Zeromus-X 1/13/09 6:08 PM
http://www.meyersound.com/products/industrialseries/sb-3f/

Any of the Meyer Sound products.  Click on the images on the bottom right of the page (one will be a picture of the item itself, underneath it will be dimensions/specs).  I can see the window appear but it instantly disappears.  Oddly enough, Chrome doesn't tell me that it blocked a popup, either... it just appears for a second and then goes away.  Works fine in IE.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Sylvain 1/14/09 4:34 AM
To Shawn. I already post the answer to your question above, here it is again.

Go to Gmail, select an email try to schedule an event with it... you will get the Grrr... pop-up saying that a pop up blocker is in action.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker hinck88 1/14/09 8:53 PM
To Shawn -
Google Chrome version 1.0.154.43 and "Gmail by Google".
Open any mail, select "Create Event" from "More Actions" watch "Grrr" box appear, then scratch head about how to turn it off.  Google the topic, find this page filled with geeky or unacceptable ways (turning off all pop-up blocking) to fix it.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker TLawre7096 1/15/09 10:10 AM
I have two PC's, one running Windows XP and I can create events using Google Chrome directly from email. There is no problem with the "Grrrr Popup Blocker" message. However, on my PC running Windows Vista, I cannot create an event using the action dropdown.

One thing I did notice was that when I had an email open with a specific date and time for a meeting, on the right hand side of thw Chrome browser, there was a message saying "Would you like to ... Add to Calender". I clicked on it and it worked just fine and added it to my calendar?

If the email does not have a date and time that Gmail detects, then you won't see the message on the right hand side.

So bottom line to me seems to be, the code that Chrome uses to add an event from the drop down action needs to be similar in nature to the code used to generate the sidebar message when an email arrives with a specific date and time.

 My version of Google Chrome on my Windows Vista PC is 1.0.154.36.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker aquilas7 1/17/09 3:06 AM
On the options tab from the little wrench icon you click "under the hood" scroll down and then check the "Notify me when pop up is blocked box" When a pop up has been blocked there is a little discrete tab in the right hand corner "pop up window blocked"  that if you open it up it gives you the files or the page you are trying to open.. Just click on the file or web address that was blocked and it comes right up in a new window..
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Rick Zehr 1/19/09 4:58 PM
One site where the use of Popups is critical is UPS Shipping. I ship 12 cartons, and when I need to print the shipping labels, I get 12 blocked popups, each of which must be individually opened and printed separately. With FF, it opens a new window, with 12 pages in it. One print operation prints all 12.The Chrome implementation is completely unacceptable - talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater, it's just dumb. If I drop Chrome entirely, this offal nanny-popup-protection will be the reason.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Rick Zehr 1/19/09 5:00 PM
Oh yah, and because I launch Chrome from an external bookmarks manager, I can't even use the stupid command-line parameters. What on earth are you thinking to make the option to kill the nanny-blocker so bloody difficult? Is it so nearly impossible to provide a checkbox?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker WBT 1/20/09 4:45 PM
I use Pandora and would like to "Edit Station Details" or anything else with the small arrow by each station name.  This will open in a pop-up to allow the music to keep playing.  I would like to turn off the popup blocker for just this domain (and other select domains) like you can in Mozilla - "allow popups from *.xyx.com."
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker daniel825 1/21/09 8:09 AM
I was liking Chrome until the pop-up blocker fiasco.   I can't even open pdf files off a secure web site because Chrome blocks it.  How ridiculous is this?  Google needs to fix this asap or scrap their plans for a browser and stick to search engines.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker zath68 1/26/09 9:12 PM
Just adding another voice to the decent.  I don't know what version the change happened in, but chrome has gone from fantastic to ok so fast I didn't notice.  I will second aquilas7  <<Open any mail, select "Create Event" from "More Actions" watch "Grrr" box appear, then scratch head about how to turn it off.  Google the topic, find this page filled with geeky or unacceptable ways (turning off all pop-up blocking) to fix it.>>
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Rick Zehr 1/26/09 10:51 PM
Speaking of popups, GMAIL is one of the worst, and chrome lets it happen.

To recreate, open Gmail in an application window, go to the trash, and reply to a trashed conversation. Gmail will start popping up an incredibly annoying "yo, idiot" dialog that repeats every 10-15 seconds as long as you re talking.

Needless to say, chrome doesn't block this, as it comes from google!

I agree with zath - chrome is in the crapper, and getting worse as the beta versions get higher numbers. I'll be going to Opera once v10 stabilizes, because Chrome is just not worth the constant annoyances.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker deere345 1/28/09 1:00 PM
This is a serious roadblock to the usefulness of Chrome. Users need to be able to be able to easily unblock popups by site. This AM I was watching an eSeminar by Ziff Davis. Their web site updates slides via popups. It's bad enough to have to click the notification for each slide, but only a blank window showed up. Overall I like Chrome enough that I'd like to switch. However with this and problems leaving out text when rendering a couple sites I use; it's back to my old browser.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Rick Zehr 1/28/09 1:48 PM
HaroldG - You are completely ignoring that fact that Chrome is rarely launched from a desktop shortcut. More often than not, it will be launched from a URL shortcut, an external bookmark manager, or a link in an email.

The Command-line parameter is not useful for these cases, since it cannot be added to the Default Browser in Windows and there is no way to use command-line as an excuse for not programming a decent popup manager.

I've quit using Chrome at all in favor of FF3, until google gets its ...stuff... together and puts some useful function into it. If Opera delivers v10 first, I may never bother to go back to Chrome at all.

FIX THIS ISSUE, CLOWNS - IT HAS BEEN A MAJOR SORE POINT WITH USERS SINCE DAY ONE !
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker kalahari 2/1/09 12:13 PM
One can easily allow pop-up windows (with v1.0.154.46). Chrome displays a little window at bottom right that allows you open the blocked pop-up window.  That works for one-off permissions.
BUT the "Google Gears" option in Options>Web should work too!  There is no way to maintain a list of sites, or pop-up windows, that one wants to allow yet.  Hopefully, Google will fix this soon.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker igitur 2/10/09 2:16 AM
Dudes... it's really not going to help much if a million people basically say "same here".  You're going on like a bunch of children. *glares at Gnuut*

If you really want to be of assistance, you can log a bug/request at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/list , and SEARCH first before posting.

This issue has been reported already at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=4351  -  If you want to follow the progress, STAR it. NEVER comment with a useless comment like "Same here" or "When will this be fixed".  A whole lot of busy adults will get an email for every time a comment is posted.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker kenton9 2/10/09 7:23 AM
Hi yes everyone has same problem with pop up blocker,,,okay i am in Australia i use   Telstra Broadband and you cannot block pop ups as thats what makes Telstra Broadband work properly and i have a feeling thats why Videos  in You Tube do not load>>>video no longer available>>> i am pleased with Google Chrome so please lets pray that they do a bug fix with the pop up blocker  problem>>and here is me thinking i had the perfect browser bad luck huh.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Auburn Guard 2/12/09 9:38 AM
I'm here because I'm having the same problem creating an event from Gmail.  I'm using Google Apps as the primary software for a new business.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Renée 2/13/09 6:23 AM
well this solved my problem ... I had trouble enabling popups after the wee window at the bottom disabled them entirely and I could not reactivate them.  this is a YouTube video that solved it.  the solution is not ideal, but at least I have the option now. Note: scroll down on the 'under the hood' page.  I missed that at first.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt6sEpObFD4  I hope this helps some of you.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker team.christoph 2/13/09 7:14 AM
Hey! Adding -disable-popup-blocking really works! First had doubts, until i completely restarted chrome..... Thanks
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker youami 2/14/09 1:48 PM
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/list try issue 5706.  For Javascript popups even with the -disable-popup-blocking switch the popup is blocked.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker JedBB 2/17/09 11:25 AM
I start chrome from the Google Gmail notifier.  Can I add two separate instructions to the properties - it already is going to my google apps.  I've tried to add the -disable-popup-blocking but it's not helping when chrome launches from the notifier.  But again I may be not putting in the right syntax....
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Cadill 2/18/09 12:01 PM
I still can't use the "Create Event" option in Gmail with Chrome, because of the "Grrr! a popup blocker" message.

Google, you are blocking your own feature in your very own Gmail service.  Please let me know how to fix this...

Thanks.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker frannyglass 2/18/09 7:17 PM
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker wrexxy 2/23/09 3:38 AM
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker andrrim 3/3/09 1:31 PM
I can't even open pdf files off a secure web site because Chrome blocks it.   Google needs to fix this asap or scrap their plans for a browser and stick to search engines.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Shawn (Googler) 3/3/09 1:46 PM
Thanks igitur for providing the helpful bug link! :)

For everyone reporting the issue with creating an event in GMail, as igitur mentioned, we're aware of this issue and are working to fix it. You can get status updates to that by reviewing the below bug link.

For others reporting the need for the ability to allow popups or a whitelist on other sites, please know that we hear these requests and will consider it in future iterations.

Thanks for your patience guys!
Shawn
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker chronoel 3/5/09 5:08 AM
hi, the "-disable-popup-blocking" parameter works for me. but still i'm running into problems. you see i'm allowing pop-ups so that i will see the smarty debug console. but the problem is chrome is not reusing the same pop-up window. it opens another windows everytime i visit a page within my site. it's really annoying. is there a way to tell chrome to reuse the same pop-up window? meanwhile i'll stick with firefox.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker lin4576932 3/18/09 4:41 AM
welcome around the world.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Irishargus 3/22/09 2:04 PM
my chrome pop-up blocker notified me at first with a box to click on to allow pop-up's from that session only,but no longer does so!, and i can NOT receive any kind of pop-up, period!!!! I tried everything mentioned above and nothing seems to work either. It would seem Google does need a simple dependable download to allow pop-ups from specific sights, permanently, untill disabled by me, such as gaming sights orany sight for that matter using pop-up's. as IE7 and Mozilla do. I currently use all three browsers depending on what i'm in to, and chrome will no longer allow any pop-up's. Simple update please from google! Other wise I like it very well so far as it seem's very fast and clean.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker biddleb 3/24/09 3:13 PM
@Shawn (Googler)  Glad to know you are listening . . . I lost the patience to go through this entire thread, but like many others on here, I need to enable pop-ups so that I can create an event in Google Calendar associated with an email I have in Gmail.  You'd think this would be seamless since it's all Google, but I don't even get the notification that a pop-up has been blocked.  I don't want to enable pop-ups across the board, just for this one purpose (or selectively others that might arise in the future) so inserting the code into the shortcut doesn't sound like it is what I am looking for.  Chrome has lots of potential, but as one of my teachers used to say, potential is a euphemism for ain't done siht yet.  From the bug link you posted, it looks like work stopped on this for the Holiday Season.  It's going to be summer soon.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker sneader 3/24/09 3:40 PM
Sad that this has not been resolved yet.  Really dampens my enthusiasm for this browser.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Galdur 3/24/09 4:13 PM
Not sure whether the blame is on Chrome's or GMail's end (I suspect the latter), but I really want to be able to use this feature soon.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Shawn (Googler) 3/25/09 5:34 PM
Regarding the Gmail issue, we're cooperating with the Gmail team on creating the fix. They don't use the Chromium public issue tracker which is why you can't see progress, but please be assured that we're working on it. :) Thank you guys for reporting and for your patience.


Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker craig 3/25/09 5:42 PM
Ah some goods news ;)
I might reinstall it when the new version is released!

thanks
C
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker MrDeez 3/25/09 7:03 PM
Seriously, I don't think that we'll ever see an easy way to completely disable the spam filter. The command line options works... for instances of chrome launched from the shortcut. Now I'm not a programmer, but I think that if there's a command line option, it would be easy to make it an option. How many times do we launch chrome through a 3rd party email client though? or a shortcut to the specific web page. All of these would bypass the command line switch. But Google is in the ad business. They don't serve popups, but their competitors do. If MS ever did this, there would be people crying all over about it.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker aurumearring 3/27/09 10:58 AM
As I see it there is a need to discretely enable/disable pop-ups by website.  It would be sufficient I think to enable/disable by domain, such as *.google.com, *.microsoft.com, etc.

I do not want to have to look for a small notice at the bottom of the window.  I would like to have a notice that asks me if I want to allow pop-ups from a particular site, as well as the ability to add or remove sites from a allow/disallow section in the Options menu.

This should not depend on adding a command string after something in some window somewhere...   it needs to be simple and easy to use.  I am sure it is something google could do well.
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Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker onclejean 3/30/09 8:19 AM
In order to access my router with Google Chrome I had ot change the Chrome shortcut  target as described by HaroldG above by inserting  a space followed by
 -disable-popup-blocking
after the" C:\% ,,,etc " in the target syntax
Then I had to start IE 8 and minimise it, then open Goggle chrome and lookup the router address 192.158.1.1. The router settings page then opens OK and on hitting "Test" the Netgear web test page is popped-up. If IE 8 has not first been started only a blank pop-up is opened. If IE 8 is used on its own the text box for "Test" does not appear although it does work OK in IE 7.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker whatnot 4/16/09 9:08 AM
There's a much easier way to disable the popup blocker. Go to "Tools", "Options". Then select the "Under the Hood" tab. Under the "Network" heading, select the " Change Proxy Settings" button. That brings up Internet Settings, where you can select the "Privacy" tab and uncheck the  "Turn on Popup Blocker" box.

I then closed Chrome. And it worked when I reopened it.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker kirkn 4/17/09 8:10 AM
@Shawn

I created an application short-cut for Gmail.  Like others, I wanted to create a GCal event through the drop down list.  As Harold suggested way back when I added the " -disable-popup-blocking" (including the space!) and it actually worked--sort of.  

Now, when I create an event, instead of getting the "Grr.. you have a pop-up blocker blah blah" message, I get a pop-up in which to create an event.  However, before that pop-up fully loads, Chrome changes its focus to the instance I am using for normal internet browsing and displays a *tab* in which to enter the GCal event.  In fact, Chrome doesn't open a new tab, it actually uses the tab currently in focus and browses away from the site I was viewing to a 'create gcal event' page.

After creating the gcal event in the browser tab, I have to go back to the page I was originally viewing.  The original pop-up (the one that partially loaded) stays open but doesn't display anything (it's just white).
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker SPcog 4/24/09 7:28 AM
One of my application opens new window as a pop-up box, I unchecked "Notify me when a pop-up is blocked" under Options, now I can see the new window but nothing is happening, looks like its frozen.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker torath69pdx 4/24/09 8:37 PM
whatnot had the perfect answer

I followed the answer step by step and it was perfect. Thank you. :)
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Benjiamin 5/2/09 11:11 AM
I even can allow certain website to have pop-ups by WHATNOT's way. thank you whatnot.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker souldiegirl 5/2/09 9:26 PM
Whatnot you're a genius! Thank You! Thank You!  Worked like a charm!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker MrDeez 5/3/09 6:46 PM
Whatnot's solution did not work for me.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker sneader 5/3/09 7:21 PM
Why is this such a complicated solution, requiring you to use the Windows pop-up blocker setting?  Google, c'mon... this shouldn't be this hard.  Add a stupid "checkbox" to your settings for enable/disable pop-up blocker.  Bonus points:  add a "allow pop-ups from this domain" like IE7.  Extra Bonus points.  add "temporary" or "permanent" option to the domain (again, like IE7 does).  Hmmmm... suggesting a feature that IE7 has.  Doesn't seem right, does it?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker lake2 5/6/09 11:32 PM
I agree with Sneader...get with the program GOOGLE people...your paid the big bucks , stay out of the break room and get it done... whatnot there is no network in the under the hood section...back to FIREFOX for me
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Lucymarianne 6/3/09 2:35 AM
Thank you to Mohammed and Craig for between them sorting this out for me. For those of you who are like me, ie not really used to doing clever things with Properties, the important point not to miss is that you need to put a space before you type "-disable-pop-up-blocker"  and (doh) not type the inverted commas in...
Anyway, what a relief - that was driving me crazy.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker dwight.stegall 6/4/09 2:19 AM
TURN OFF POPUP BLOCKER

1. Create a shortcut to Google Chrome on your Desktop or Quick Launch Bar.

2. Right-click the shortcut and click on Properties.

3. In the Shortcut Tab look for "Target:".

4. To the right of Target: is a URL similar to this (Windows Vista) "C:\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe". The URL will be different for other Windows Operating Systems.

5. You will need to add some text onto the right-end of the above URL like below.

 

"C:\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

-disable-popup-blocking

Here are some other things you can add to it.

Google calls the addressbar the Omnibox. When you click on the arrow in the Omnibox several links to previouly visited pages appear. I think the default amount of links are 12. Below is how to make it more or less.

"C:\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -omnibox-popup-count=24

If you would like to start Chrome in the Incognito mode do this.

"C:\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito

Also you can add all of them at once or none of them.

"C:\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

-disable-popup-blocking -omnibox-popup-count=24 -incognito
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Toni (Googler) 6/10/09 11:43 PM
Hey all,

We heard you loud and clear on this feature and the ability to whitelist sites for pop-ups is currently available on the developer channel. This feature will eventually make its way to the stable channel. In case you're not familiar with what the different channels are, I've included a reference below with more info and instructions on how to switch if you would like to. Please note that the developer build includes new features, bug fixes, etc so it may be less stable.

Cheers!

Toni
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker dotclick1 6/11/09 8:37 AM
Its a stability issue... 3 of 3 of my banks use pops to show their bill-pay system.  Chrome didn't work and it work great for 3 months and now it doesn't work again.  This is frustrating as hell.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker jpatience123 6/12/09 12:57 PM
i failed with the target addition of -disable-popup-blockers it did not work however i left the addition  and i went to tools/options/under the hood and ticked tell me when popups are blocked and this appears to work for me as it now allows popups
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker HeyPal 6/13/09 6:52 AM
@Toni,

I've seen the whitelist ability on the dev channel, but it is still lacking what seems to be a basic option. The ability to COMPLETELY TURN OFF THE POP UP BLOCKER. I know chrome can do it with the command line, so please make it an option under the menu.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker drhemantsant 6/30/09 9:32 AM
Harold I did as you told M.Pop up blocker -is it blocking my java scripts from my blog site when i want to blog or upload pics.???I pasted the whole link into the target box..pat came reply -this is not a path ..I cannot get Java scripts from my www.sulekha.com web site nor can upload pics and blogs with its word editor due to this .
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker cowshill 7/15/09 3:24 AM
I've gotten the command line switch to work, but some popups display incorrectly.  Clearly Chrome is not yet ready to deal robustly with popups, but that's why we have other browsers.  Clearly we cannot expect a new, light, fast browser to do everything our sluggish old heavyweights do.  I gave up on bloated FF for Chrome, but I still have to go back to it for certain features on certain sites.  Once in a blue moon I even have to resort to IE!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker pcbfl 8/3/09 6:13 AM
aijha27
Sylvain, to disable popup blocking you should follow HaroldG with his instructions, but just make sure you add a space before you type   -disable-popup-blocking.   I tried this without the space and it didn't work, but once I added the space it executed fine
Thanks aija7
This is the only answer I got that does work
pcbfl
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker johna7 8/4/09 6:34 PM
i tried adding in the extra command about disable popup, butt it kept coming up as an error C:\Users\John.KBC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker johna7 8/4/09 6:39 PM
sorry didn't finish can you add command exactly as it would need to appear so i can paste into shortcut
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker lanvy 8/15/09 10:15 AM
CHROME is simply not for me.  They tried to make this so smart it's half-witted.  None of the recommendations from HELP work.  All tick boxes are properly ticked without result so Im now simply just ticked off.  The pop-up blocker box wont even show up for me to assess whether a window should have MY permission to show.   I simply  get a message from the site stating that I should turnoff the blocker.. well, thats the million-dollar question.   How the freak do I do that?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker silvesterdraaijer 8/17/09 1:55 AM
I managed to turn the pop-up blocker off but oh-my, what an un-google like way to be able to change this setting!!!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker chrisharjes 9/3/09 7:02 AM
Come on, Google, you guys are supposed to be innovative and user-friendly- you need to put complete, website-specific popup control in the tools menu, along with lots of other crucial controls that are missing.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker latetotheparty 9/19/09 9:00 AM
I am not very "techy" person and for that reason, like most of what google does for me. The popup blocker issue, though, is ANNOYING. Why should I have to go back to IE to use pages where I KNOW  popups are necessary.

Come on Google peeps.... this thread was started nearly a year ago and the issue is STILL an issue.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker ubstar 9/21/09 7:39 AM
In reply to phil388 got to options-under the hood-web content-notify me when a pop-up is blocked- remove the check mark! got it?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker ubstar 9/21/09 7:42 AM
thanks phil388!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker JWG 9/24/09 5:57 PM
This sure sounds like one reason Microsoft continues to be the software products that people use to get their work done. If the Chrome folks can get a simple setting to turn on and turn off popup blockers, it makes me very concerned about the level of support they are putting behind this browser.

Now a days browsers are where we do a web apps and nearly everything is a web app.

And, many web apps use popups, whether you like them or not doesn't matter. They are essential.

Chrome does a lot of things right, but it sure seems like a hobby project and a serious tool for getting work done on the web. I will continue to use Chrome for somethings, but sticking with IE8 for my real work.

Hope you all fix this soon.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Windel 9/26/09 7:32 AM
I came to this page to find a simple answer, to a simple problem  --  The answer is unacceptable

Then I looked at the date of the original question - I am very disappointed with Google Chrome... You have had almost a YEAR to fix this popup control BUG in your browser...

WTF is wrong with you people? Can't you make an update? Have there been no meetings over this? Why hasn't someone been fired over this? Can't you see past your giant paychecks long enough to see this is a MAJOR problem, and people are going to stop using the browser, until it's FIXED? No work-arounds, FIXED

No more excuses... I like Google Chrome, but I cannot take the chance that a website I visit may use a popup that I NEED to have... Every other browser I have used, as allowed me to have complete control over popups but this one

It's pathetic that you have allowed so much time to pass before fixing this... On Monday, September 28th, no one should be allowed to leave the building until this is fixed, period

JWG said it best - "Chrome does a lot of things right, but it sure seems like a hobby project and a serious tool for getting work done on the web. I will continue to use Chrome for somethings, but sticking with IE8 for my real work."

 I hate IE8, and I hate you for forcing me to use it again

Until this popup BUG is fixed, Google Chrome is no longer my default browser
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Toni (Googler) 9/28/09 1:53 PM
Hey all,

It sounds like there is still some confusion about enabling pop-ups. With the latest Stable release of Google Chrome (version 3.0.195.21), the ability to whitelist sites for pop-ups is now available to users on the Stable channel. Instructions on how to enable pop-ups for a site are listed in the below reference. If you haven't already been auto-updated to the latest version, you can download it at http://www.google.com/chrome.

Hope this helps!

Toni
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker HeyPal 9/28/09 8:58 PM
Thanks Toni, but you should add the option to completely turn it off without going through the command line kludge. It won't work for instances of chrome not opened from your shortcut. (shortcuts to specific pages, in 3rd party email clients, etc.)

You should have an option to disable it in the browser options. Or at least let us put wildcards in the whitelist. My first would be *.*
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker haiwag 10/2/09 10:31 AM
Today, Oct 2, 2009 I tried Under the Hood, but couldn't find popup block tic box. And found it at the bottom right corner of Chrome screen, "Manage pop-ups", that was I wanted.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Blair (Googler) 3/2/10 5:35 PM
Hey everybody,

The newest Beta release of Google Chrome for Windows has a bunch of really cool features, including an easy way to allow all pop-ups or whitelist pop-ups for certain sites.  Simply go to Tools>Options>Under the Hood>Privacy>Content settings...>Pop-ups.

To download the Beta channel version of Google Chrome, visit the site in my references.

Cheers,
Blair
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker BrookeBook 3/3/10 7:41 AM
Hi,  this still does not address the problem on Macs.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker HeyPal 3/6/10 9:31 PM
Wow... only took you guys a couple of years... great job </sarcasm>
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker InfoMD 3/10/10 8:47 AM
This still does NOT address the problem of EASILY being able to allow for popups on specific sites. I have found that NOT all sites that have pop-ups (that are then blocked by Chrome) actually display a 'pop-ups blocked' message on Chrome (from where you can then choose to allow for popups on that site, if needed).

So you still have to then go all the way to Tools>Options>Under the Hood>Privacy>Content settings...>Pop-ups and then type in the url of the website to allow for pop-ups!! It should be made much more simpler than that. Even the Google Toolbar for IE has it simplified.

PLEASE fix this. It's a major issue. Like has been said by others before, I like Chrome, but issues like these force me to use IE 8 for my real work, and Chrome for just peripheral light-weight stuff!!!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker thestrongs2010 3/17/10 2:00 PM
Thanks Blair,   3/2/10,   For post on Pop-ups.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker monix05 3/18/10 12:45 PM
When you want to allow pop ups on a specific websites, Chrome's way is on the address bar all the way to the right, it's a little icon paper with a red x on it, when you click on it, you are given the option to allow pop ups on the specific website you are on. Refresh your page or restart the browser. Worked for me.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Blair (Googler) 3/24/10 10:31 AM
Hi everybody,

When Google Chrome blocks pop-ups for you, a small blue and white icon with a red "X"on it appears in the far right side of the address bar.

If you click on this icon, you can see a list of the pop-ups blocked for that page. You can click on the items in this list to view them, and you can also select the box to "Always allow pop-ups" from the site you're on (refresh for this change to take effect).

To manage the sites on this pop-up "whitelist," or to disable the pop-up blocker entirely, go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Content settings... > Pop-ups.

Thanks to monix05 for the help.

Best,
Blair
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker skamtala 4/14/10 7:03 AM
I am not able to add a exception to popup block. Basically, I want to give a particular URL, for which I don't want to popup being blocked.

The "OK" button is disabled to add the exception site. Please let me know, how to add a exception to popup block.

Shiva
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Blair (Googler) 4/14/10 10:46 AM
I'm sorry, Shiva, I don't understand. Are you trying to add the exception by clicking on the icon in the address bar, or by going to Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Content settings... > Pop-ups?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker gammafactor 4/24/10 4:03 PM
I am having the same trouble, but related to accessing my router's configuration page.  I just downloaded chrome yesterday, so I have the latest version.  I get a 401 Unauthorized when I try to go to my router's config page http://192.168.10.1, this works fine in IE and firefox.  Usually a popup box appears and asks me for my user info. I tried enabling popups and everything, to no avail. Help?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Blair (Googler) 4/26/10 8:37 AM
Hey gammafactor, when you go to the page, do you see the blocked pop-up icon in the right side of the address bar? It looks like a small white and blue box with a red "X" on it. If you click on that, you should see any pop-ups that were blocked for that page. Does this help?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker gammafactor 4/26/10 8:07 PM
No I don't see one, just the 401 Unauthorized page.  Very weird, been like this since I started using Chrome.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker saisree budaraju 5/19/10 6:26 AM
@ blair - thanks yaar ur status update and ur reply worked!
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker beckygw 6/4/10 9:32 AM
I have this issue as well.  On my bank's site, I want to use the "pay bill" option.  This wants to open in a new window (pop up) which Chrome blocks.  The little notice on the address bar stays less than a milli-second, so I am unable to click on it to chose to allow that pop-up.  Any suggestions, or is this just the way Chrome is on secure sites?  I have no problem with this on IE.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Toni (Googler) 6/16/10 6:12 PM
@beckygw - If you aren't able to click on the pop-up notice on the address bar, you can still unblock pop-ups for the site by going through: 

Tools menu --> Options --> Under the Hood --> Under the Privacy section, select Content Settings --> Click on Pop-ups tab
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Dunnoyou 6/23/10 10:04 AM
No, Blair, this didn't help worth excrement. When I go to the x it closes before i can make adjustment and when i go to tools it wants me to enter a "pattern" before it will allow a pop up change. What the hell is a pattern? I put in the website--doesn't work--ok button stays grey. I'm on a schedule here and this stupidity is hurting me hard.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker adv.sssethi 7/5/10 10:08 PM
When Google Chrome blocks pop-ups for you, a small blue and white icon with a red "X"on it appears in the far right side of the address bar.

If you click on this icon, you can see a list of the pop-ups blocked for that page. You can click on the items in this list to view them, and you can also select the box to "Always allow pop-ups" from the site you're on (refresh for this change to take effect).

To manage the sites on this pop-up "whitelist," or to disable the pop-up blocker entirely, go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Content settings... > Pop-ups.

Thanks
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Evance 7/8/10 2:01 PM
@Dunnoyou:
 
When you go to Wrench > Options > Under the Hood > Content Settings > Pop-ups > Exceptions and type a URL into the Pattern field, if you take away the "http://" part from the URL, does the OK button now light up?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker NexusMac 8/3/10 9:27 AM
Hey everybody, not the most tech-minded but have tried most things here - my sole problem is with Pandora.

No error message, songs play fine, but there's an infuriating problem with the pointer: it's consistently inaccurate, so that if I want to click on thumbs, or other 'buttons', I have to 'aim' below and right of desired button.

Contacted Pandora support and they suggested whitelisting page - but when I CTRL+SHFT+L when on www.pandora.com nothing happens. I've tried on other sites with ads and no response there either.

Anybody else know what I'm talking about?
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Table Tennis Shoppe 10/11/10 4:51 PM
Hey NexusMac, I use Pandora all the time and I haven't had any problems with it.  It sounds to me like you're having a problem that is outside of Google Chrome.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker leejay 11/20/10 2:17 PM
When I clicked on tools,  it didn't show an 'options' choice.  I found "under the hood"   in the tools by  clicking on 'preferences'.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker KUbanezi 12/27/10 12:19 PM
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Muthukumariyer 12/30/10 7:51 PM
yes it works fine. thanks
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker teachguru 1/9/11 9:28 AM
Go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood> Content Settings> Allow  Pop-up > Exceptions > ADD > Pattern " domain you want to allow pop-ups" > Action " Allow "  click OK > close You are done  Thumbs-Up
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker teachguru 1/9/11 9:29 AM
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker conklinrodneya 1/27/11 6:44 PM
""Go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood> Content Settings> Allow  Pop-up > Exceptions > ADD > Pattern " domain you want to allow pop-ups" > Action " Allow "  click OK > close""

I do not get the little box in the corner when pop-ups are blocked, so tried above suggestion.
>tried allowing all pop-ups, didn't work.
> tried creating an exception for www.wix.com (got the green check), didn't work.
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...The troubleshoot link that WIX sends me to suggests using a browser other than Google for their site.
---Steps for Google Chrome
If you want to disable the Google Chrome pop-up blocker please follow this link .(sent me to this board)
Note: Your pop-up blocker will be turned off completely. If that should be a problem for you, try using the Wix editor with other browsers like Internet Explorer, or FireFox.
Notice that the problem is in Google Chrome's pop-up blocker and not Chrome itself.
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I like Google Chrome, gMail, gDocs, etc. and this is the only issue i have had, but this is a major issue for me because it affects my business and I will not continue to run two browsers just because one of them can't resolve a bug that has been on the issue board going on three years now.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker drlsmg 3/10/11 11:00 PM
I use Chrome version 10.0.648.127 on Genuine Win7 Home Edition.  HP Elite Desktop  - brand new and almost no programs loaded yet.

When I open a web page that requires popup such as to access my online banking:.  There is no trace of any indicator that a pop-up is blocked - no X box as you mention above.  Nothing at bottom either.

Went to tools and allowed all pop-ups - that worked.  

Went to exceptions to create a rule - and entered details. But Chrome won't store them.  They just vanish.  There is no OK button to press to store the exception.  nothing like that at all.   When you leave, the exceptions vanish.

Updated chrome to latest version , and tried again.  Still the same results - no method to store the exception shows on the screen.

So to make it work every time I go to my banking, I have to go to Tools, allow popups for all, do my banking, then disallow popups again.

This is really very clumsy/

You should have an indicator or message (like IE had when I used that years back before Chrome), and a method to click to allow pop-ups permanently or temporarily like IE did.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker WIESSER 3/12/11 12:55 AM
Just close it.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Possibiiabo
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker ClarenceChia 3/29/11 8:03 PM
God bless you Blair. You are a life saver. Sometimes I think, some companies that develop inefficient systems with nonsensical pop-ups and have terrible FAQs are just plain potty heads.
Re: how do i turn off the pop-up blocker Taylor5 5/27/11 3:11 PM
Hi folks,

I'm going to lock this thread since it was originally posted 2 1/2 years ago, but please open a new one if the pop-up blocker acts unusual. If you need help managing your pop-ups, you can refer to the link in my reference below.

Taylor
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