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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Blocking Pop-up Windows

Internet Explorer includes a feature that can eliminate most pop-up windows, sparing you the annoyance of unsolicited advertisements that appear in windows lying either over or under the websites you visit. Pop-Up Blocker is turned on by default. To determine or change its status, choose Tools, Pop-Up Blocker. If the feature is on, the Pop-Up Blocker submenu displays a command to turn it off—and vice versa.

In its default configuration, Pop-Up Blocker suppresses most new windows that are spawned directly by websites you visit. (Pop-Up Blocker calls these "automatic pop-ups.") If you initiate an action that opens a new window (by clicking a link), Pop-Up Blocker assumes you want the new window to open and does not interfere. ...

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