How to Allow Pop-ups on Windows 11

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Typically Pop-ups are irksome and always disrupt the flow of work. However, there are occasions when you do require pop-ups to be enabled on your system. Whether it’s pop-ups for system notifications or certain websites, sometimes they are crucial. Many websites, for example, banking or online test websites, use pop-ups for essential functionality.

Fortunately, if you have disabled them on your Windows device, enabling them back is a piece of cake. That being said, there are many types of pop-up notifications that can be enabled on the Windows system. Let’s have a look at them.

Allow System Pop-ups from the Settings App

There are many system notifications that you can toggle right from the Settings app. Though you need to jump a few menus to find the option, once you get a hang of them, it’s as easy as pie.

First, head to the Start Menu and click on the ‘Settings’ tile to proceed.

Then, make sure you have selected the ‘System’ tab from the left sidebar.

After that, click on the ‘Notifications’ tile from the right section to continue.

Now, you will need to turn on notifications for all system apps. Locate the ‘Audio’ tile and click on the individual toggle present on the tile to turn it on. Then, do the same for AutoPlay, Battery saver, Feedback hub, Input Switch Notification, Nearby Sharing, Print Notification, Security and Maintenance, Settings, Startup App Notification, and Wireless.

After that, click on the ‘Additional settings’ tile to expand the section and click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Get tips and suggestions when using Windows’ and ‘Suggest ways to get the most out of Windows and finish setting up this device.

Toggle on Sync Provider Notifications

Notifications directly pushed from Microsoft that appear on the taskbar are termed ‘Sync Provider’ notifications and can be easily turned on from File Explorer.

First, double-click on the ‘This PC’ icon or press the Windows+E keys together on your keyboard to open a File Explorer window.

After that, click on the ‘ellipsis’ icon (three horizontal dots) and then click on the ‘Options’ button. This will open a separate window on your screen.

Then, click on the ‘View’ tab and scroll down to locate the ‘Show sync provider’ notifications’ option, and click on the checkbox preceding the option. Then, click the ‘OK’ button to confirm and close.

Allow Pop-ups on Browser From Individual Settings

Some pop-ups appear when browsing the internet on the browsers installed on your system. Since various browsers have different ways to access the setting, for your ease of convenience, we have listed down the way to enable pop-ups on all the major browsers.

For Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the pre-loaded browser on Windows. The browser offers tight integration with the operating system and provides a one-of-a-kind experience.

From the Edge home screen, click on the ‘ellipsis’ icon (three horizontal dots) and then click on the ‘Settings’ option.

After that, click on the ‘Cookies and site permissions’ tab from the left section to continue.

Now, from the right section, click on the ‘Pop-ups and redirects’ tile to proceed.

Next, click on the toggle following the ‘Block’ option to turn it off.

This will allow pop-ups from all websites on the Edge browser. Instead of allowing pop-ups from all websites, you can also allow them on certain websites. First, turn on the option for ‘Block’ to block the pop-ups elsewhere. Then, go to the ‘Allow’ section and click ‘Add’ to add the websites you want to allow pop-ups for.

Enter the site URL and click ‘Add’. Repeat this step for all websites.

For Chrome

Enabling Pop-ups on Chrome is as straightforward as it can get. You can easily enable the pop-ups from the browser settings.

From the Chrome home screen, click on the ‘Kebab’ menu and then click on the ‘Settings’ option from the menu.

After that, click on the ‘Privacy & security’ tab from the left sidebar to proceed.

Next, click on the ‘Site settings’ tile to continue.

Then, scroll down and click on the ‘Pop-ups and redirects’ tile.

After that, click on the radio button preceding the ‘Sites can send pop-ups or use redirects’ option.

This will allow pop-ups from all websites you open on the Chrome browser. To only allow pop-ups for selective websites, click the radio button preceding ‘Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects’. Then, click the ‘Add’ button next to ‘Allowed to send pop-ups and use redirects’.

Enter the site’s URL in the given textbox on the dialog box that appears and click the ‘Add’ button.

For Mozilla Firefox

From the Firefox home screen, click on the ‘Hamburger’ icon (three horizontal lines) and click on the ‘Settings’ option to proceed.

After that, click on the ‘Privacy & security’ tab on the left sidebar to continue.

Next, scroll down and click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Block Pop-up windows’ option to uncheck it. If you only want to allow pop-ups for certain websites, keep the option for ‘Block pop-up windows’ checked and click the ‘Exceptions’ button. Then, enter the site URLs.


There you go, folks. Using the methods mentioned above, you can easily enable pop-ups on your Windows 11 computer.