Using ETUDES: Section 1: Getting Started
 Lesson 9: Disabling Your Pop-Up Blocker

   by Gayle L. Fornataro, Virtual Valley Student Success Coordinator

 

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Using ETUDES: Self-Paced Tutorial
Section I: Getting Started

Lesson 9: Disabling Pop-Up                            Blockers

Pop-Up blockers are useful programs that block those anoying advertisements that pop-up when you are on a commercial website. However, they can also prevent you from following links on ETUDES or other websites by blocking information windows that pop-up and when you click on them. So you need to turn off the pop-up blocking softwear on your web browser. You can either set your pop-up blocker to allow pop-ups only from ETUDES (or any website you specify), or you may turn it off altogether.

             <caution graphic>Alert! You need to turn off the pop-up blocking softwear on your web browser
              to run ETUDES-NG.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to completely disable your pop-up blocker, or to allow pop-ups only from the ETUDES-NG Internet program on a PC with Internet Explorer, or on a Mac with Firefox:

Disabling Internet Explorer's Pop-Up Blocker on a PC:

Setting the Internet Explorer Pop-Up Blocker on a PC

To totally disable Internet Explorer's Pop-Up Blocker, follow these steps:

1. Open Internet Explorer;
2. Click on "Tools";
3. Click on the "Privacy" tab to select it;
4. Locate the "Pop-Up Blocker" box, towards the bottom of the window;
5. Check the "Block Pop-Ups" box to totally disable pop-up blocking while you are working on ETUDES (You      should re-enable it after you leave ETUDES and will be surfing the Internet.);
6. Click "OK;"
7. Wait for the Internet Options window to close.

Allowing Pop-Ups from ETUDES-NG Only:

http://etudes-ng.fhda.edu

1. Copy the ETUDES-NG website address above;
2. Open Internet Explorer;
3. Click on "Tools";
4. Click on the "Privacy" tab to select it;
5. Locate the "Pop-Up Blocker" box, towards the bottom of the window;
6. Make sure the "Block Pop-Ups" box is checked, showing it to be active;
7. Click "Settings";
8. Paste the ETUDES-NG website address in the "Address of web site to allow" window;
9. Click "Allow";
10. Click "Close" to close the settings window;
11. Click "OK" in the Internet Options window and wait for it to close.

 

Setting your pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer on a PC: Illustrations

1.

Screenshot showing how to access the setting menu where you can disable your Internet Explorer pop-up blocker for ETUDES-NG on a PC.

2.

Screenshot illustration how to set your Internet Explorer to run ETUDES-NG on a PC.

Disabling the Firefox Pop-Up Blocker on a Mac:

Setting the Firefox Pop-Up Blocker on a MAC

To totally disable the Firefox pop-up blocker, follow these steps:


1. Open Firefox
2. Click on the Firefox menu from the top menu bar
3. Select "Preferences";
4. Click on the "Content" tab;
5. If the "Block pop-up windows" box is checked, click on it to turn off pop-up blocking while
    you are working on ETUDES (You should re-enable it hen you leave ETUDES if you are
    going to surf the Internet);
6. Close the Preferences window.

To Allow Pop-Ups from ETUDES-NG Only, follow these steps:

http://etudes-ng.fhda.edu

1. Copy the ETUDES-NG website address above;
2. Open Firefox;
3. Click on the Firefox menu from the top menu bar;
4. Select "Preferences";
5. Click on the "Content" tab;
6. Click on the "Exceptions" button on the right;
7. Copy the ETUDES-NG address in the window labeled, "Address of web site";
8. Click "Allow";
9. Close the Preferences window.

 

Setting your pop-up blocker on a Mac: Illustrations

Disable Pop-Up Blocking:

Screenshot showing how to totally disable your Firefox pop-up blocker for ETUDES-NG on a Mac.

 

Allow Pop-ups from ETUDES-NG Only

1.

Screenshot showing how to allow pop-ups from ETUDES-NG or diable Firefox's pop-up blocker for ETUDES-NG.

2.

Screenshot showing the "allowed" website window after you have added the ETUDES-NG website to it.

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