Disable web pop-ups and AOL member only pop-ups

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Disable web pop-ups and AOL member only pop-ups

Pop-ups from websites can come in many forms. Sometimes, they are advertisements that the website uses to pay for the service of using the internet, and sometimes they are the smaller windows that open in front of or behind the page you are viewing.

When you sign in to AOL Desktop you might receive a pop-up window advertising some special deals from some of our partners. These special AOL member only pop-ups will appear as the same size as the welcome screen and do not open a webpage like pop-ups from the internet do. Member only pop-ups can be disabled if you do not want to receive them. To do so, follow the instructions below according to your version of AOL Desktop.

To disable web pop-ups and AOL member only pop-ups in AOL 9.0 Optimized SE and higher:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Pop-Up Controls.

Note: This keyword can only be accessed only within the AOL Desktop Software; however, the Keyword feature is not available for AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. On the Web Pop-Ups tab, select the Block all web pop-ups option.

3. Click the Pop-Ups from AOL tab.

4. Select the Block marketing pop-ups from AOL or Block pop-ups from AOL option.

5. Click Save.

6. Click OK.

To disable web pop-ups and AOL member only pop-ups in AOL 9.0 Optimized and lower:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Pop-Up Controls.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL Desktop Software; however, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. Select the Suppress pop-ups from websites I visit using AOL (R) software option.

3. Select the Suppress AOL (R) member-only special offers option.

4. Click Save.

5. Click OK.



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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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