Allow a pop-up – just this once!

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It is now common for most users to have pop-up windows blocked for most websites. I recall those days of trying to view the content of a site, only to have a bunch of annoying ads sprouting in the middle of the screen, all trying to get my attention. These days, all of the major web browsers have pop-up blockers turned on automatically so you don’t have to be bothered with those ads.

However, there are some sites that use pop-up windows legitimately for their content. For those, you actually WANT the new little window to open in front of the main window. How do you do that? There are a couple of ways.

First, if you visit that particular website regularly and trust it, you can just enable pop-up windows to work on that site all the time. This would be a setting in your browser options (usually under Tools – Options).

The other option is if you are visiting a site for the first time, and you click a link, and nothing happens. Or, you get a message that says “Please disable your pop-up blocker in order to view all content” or something similar. In this case, just hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard and then click the same link again. The CTRL button just temporarily disables the pop-up blocker for that one click, so that you can see what the website is trying to display.

This week’s video is a clip from Fenway Park in Boston. This particular day was Disability Awareness Day, and the National Anthem was sung by a man with autism. When he got nervous, the crowd rallied in support and helped him out.

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