How do I adjust pop-up settings on the AOL Desktop Software?

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How do I adjust pop-up settings on the AOL Desktop Software?

Do you get annoyed with pop-ups that appear every time you browse a web page? AOL Keyword: Pop-up Controls lets you control pop-ups easily. This feature lets you block pop-ups, allow them, or selectively allow pop-ups from websites.

The Pop-Up Control Settings window offers you control over three types of pop-ups:

Note: Clicking on a number in the images below will direct you to more information about each setting.

Web Pop-Ups

1. Clicking View Example shows you an example of a web pop-up.
2. Clicking Allow all web pop-ups allows all pop-ups to appear on your screen.
3. Clicking Block all web pop-ups blocks all pop-ups from appearing on your screen.
4. If you want to allow pop-ups only from select websites, click Allow web pop-ups from these sites. In the box below, type the URL of the website (e.g., www.aol.com), and then click Add.
5. If you have already listed the websites that you want to allow pop-ups from on Internet Explorer, click the Internet Explorer link to import the list.
6. To remove a website from the allow list, click the website to highlight it, and then click Remove.
7. Selecting the check box next to Allow market research surveys permits survey pop-ups related to market research to appear on your screen.
8. Selecting the check box next to Play a sound when a website pop-up has been blocked plays a sound every time a pop-up is blocked. Click the Listen to sound link to hear what it sounds like.
9. When you access a website that you have blocked pop-ups from, you will find the Blocking Pop-ups (#) (where # is the number of pop-ups blocked) button on the lower right of the webpage.


Animated Media

1. Clicking View Example shows you an example of animated media.
2. Clicking Allow all animated media displays all animated media on webpages.
3. If you want to block animated media from certain sites, click Block animated media from these sites. In the box below, type the URL of the website (e.g., www.aol.com), and then click Add.
4. To remove a website from the blocked list, click the website to highlight it, and then click Remove.
5. Selecting the check box next to Play a sound when animated media has been blocked plays a sound every time animated media is blocked. Click the Listen to sound link to hear what it sounds like.
6. The icon highlighted in the image below represents a blocked animated media. If you wish to view the animated media, click the icon.


Pop-Ups from AOL

1. Clicking View Example shows you an example of a pop-up from AOL.
2. Clicking Allow marketing pop-ups from AOL permits all AOL offers to display on your screen.
3. Clicking Block marketing pop-ups from AOL prevents all AOL offers from displaying on your screen.
4. Clicking Marketing Preferences to learn how to manage AOL marketing pop-ups.




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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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