How to Block Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge Browser

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Microsoft Edge blocks pop-up windows by default, but if by some accident or tragedy that setting has been disabled and you're being plagued again with intrusive windows, here's how to turn that settings back on. 

1. Open Edge.

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2. Click the More button in the top right (the one with the three dots).

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3. Click Settings.

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4. Scroll down and click "View Advanced Settings."

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5. Click the slider under the heading that says "Block pop-ups."

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  • carol green Says:

    Did this and the Switch to Google Chrome continues to pop up as well as other Google messages...very annoying.

  • ajgijr Says:

    A Google Chrome ad pops-up on almost every edge page I visit. I'm SO tired of clicking on "No Thanks! I have disabled pop-ups in edge advanced settings but, I still get a TON of ads and pop-ups. I don't think that edge setting blocks anything. Microsoft is behind this. They purposely allow numerous ads to get through their built-in edge pop-up blocker. Then, they want to sell you software to stop the ads they allowed. Unethical to say the least. Profit, profit, profit. Their browsers should have built-in ad and pop-up blocker options to block ALL unwanted ads and pop-ups. As is, it's like playing Whac-a-mole. Ads pop-up. Knock them down. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING and SO TIRESOME! Be nice if I could just get rid of the MOST annoying ad, "Google's Chrome Browser ad. Looking into ad blocking software now. I should not have to!

  • TSoffley Says:

    followed directions and still edge pops are irritating the everloving out of me. I cant open another browser without the blasted things trying to stop me. I hate edge. I did load my bookmarks but all I see are stars. worthless and stupid

  • sudhakar Says:

    If you don’t use Edge, and I don’t, then its presence in Windows 10 might be a bit of an annoyance, especially when it sets (and occasionally resets) itself to not only be the default browser, but the default PDF reader too. Fortunately, you can block the browser, so you don’t need to ever worry about it again.

  • Lizzy Says:

    Cortana has been disabled somehow? I've followed the instructions to enable - Advanced Settings etc -
    however Cortana is shaded grey and therefore not allowing me to use the slider
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you

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