Use the AOL Toolbar 4.0 pop-up blocker

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Use the AOL Toolbar 4.0 pop-up blocker

About Pop-up Blocker in AOL Toolbar

The AOL Toolbar adds pop-up blocking functionality to your Internet Explorer software. When you need pop-ups allowed for Web browsing, you can turn off the Pop-Up Blocker or customize the Pop-up Blocker controls to allow pop-ups from certain sites.

Note: The Pop-up Blocker in the AOL Toolbar software is a different piece of software that has slightly different behaviors than the AOL Pop-up Controls in the AOL software. The Pop-up Blocker settings in the AOL software are applied individually to each Username on the account. Pop-up settings within the AOL Toolbar software will apply to any website that is accessed using the Internet Explorer software.

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Turn the AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker Off
Turn the AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker On
Allow Pop-ups From a Specific website
Block Pop-ups From a Specific website
Customize Your AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker

Turn the AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker Off

On the AOL Toolbar, click the Blocking Pop-ups icon, then click Turn Pop-up Controls Off.

Note: The Pop-Up Blocker icon will display a green light symbol over a white window to indicate that you have enabled pop-ups on all websites.

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Turn the AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker On

On the AOL Toolbar, click the Blocking Pop-ups icon, then click Turn Pop-up Controls On.

Note: The Pop-Up Blocker icon will display a red circle with a slash symbol over a white window to indicate that all your Web pop-ups will be blocked.

Allow Pop-ups from a Specific website

You can also customize the AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker settings to allow pop-ups from specific sites that you are currently visiting.

To allow pop-ups from a specific website:
In the Internet Explorer window, on the AOL Toolbar, click the Blocking Pop-ups icon, then click Allow Pop-up from <website name>.

Note: The Pop-Up Blocker icon will display a green light symbol over a yellow window to indicate that you have allowed Web pop-ups to display on the current website that you are viewing.

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Block Pop-ups From a Specific website

You can also customize the AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker settings to block pop-ups from specific sites that you are currently visiting.

To block pop-ups from a specific website:
On the AOL Toolbar, click the Blocking Pop-ups icon, then click Block Pop-ups from <website name>.

Note: The Pop-Up Blocker icon will display a red circle with a slash symbol over a white window to indicate that you have blocked Web pop-ups from the current website that you are viewing.

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Customize Your AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker

You can manually adjust the settings for your AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker to allow pop-ups from specific sites.

To customize your AOL Toolbar Pop-up Blocker:
1. In the Internet Explorer window, on the right side of the AOL Toolbar, click the Pop-ups icon, then click Set Pop-up Controls Preferences.
2. Under Pop-Up Windows:, choose the Allow Web pop-ups from these sites: option by clicking it.
3. In the Allow Web pop-ups from these sites: box, type the website address for which you want to allow pop-ups.
4. Click the Add button.
5. Click the Save button.

Note: To remove a website from the list, in the large box, click the website address you want to remove to highlight it, then click the Remove button.

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Last updated: 02-01-2012
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