Chrome Now Allows Pop Ups For Websites

One of my largest pet peeves with using Google Chrome in the work place was that there was not an option to allow popups from a webpage.  Each time there was a popup you would have to manually allow it, instead of setting a rule that allowed all popups from a single website.  Apparently I wasn’t the only one and now the latest stable version of Chrome allows for this rule to be set.

How to allow popups in Google chrome.

Allow pop-ups

Sometimes you don’t want pop-ups to ever be blocked for a certain site. If that’s the case, follow these steps to allow pop-ups:

  1. Visit the site where you want pop-ups to always appear.
  2. Click the Pop-ups Blocked alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
  3. Select Always show pop-ups from (site).

If you want to change this setting for the site at a later point, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the site again.
  2. Click the Manage pop-ups alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
  3. Deselect Always show pop-ups from (site).

Now Chrome becomes  a viable alternative in my work place, where popups are required to view pdf’s.  Thanks to the development team Chrome is becoming better and better every day, even now allowing for plugins and addons.  I forsee a day when Chrome gives FireFox a run for it’s money, I just hope it doesn’t cause hard feelings.

How To Allow Pop Ups In Chrome

FireFox allows you to do it, Internet Explorer allows you to do it, but guess what?  There is no function within Google Chrome to give permission to a website to automatically allow popups.  This means, that every time you try to open an external PDF, login screen, or game on some websites you are forced to click the allow button everytime.

This would seem like a no brainer to fix, almost immediately after launch.  But here we are, months after Chrome’s initial release and there has yet to be a patch for this.  Furthermore, I’m still waiting on Chrom Add-Ons that helped drive FireFox’s p0ularity.  Unfortunately the lack of addons and now the lack of ability to allow popups based on domain have sealed the deal for me.  It will be awhile before I start my Chrome browser up again anytime soon.

Also, if you feel like giving Google an ear full, drop a line over at their complaint department.  There are plenty of other people pissed off that there is no way to allow popups in Google Chrome.

*Update – Google Now Allows Popup Authorization to Websites, How To Allow Popups In Chrome