Edge block POP-UP feature isn't working properly  

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Edge block POP-UP feature isn't working properly

    Hello everyone,

    After installing windows ten and now the anni update.
    I've been switching from chome to edge, however I've noticed that the standard block POP-UP feature of Edge isn't working properly. In my experience it only blocks 10% of alle pop-ups and most just pop-up, in a new tab, in a new small window, in a new big window etc.

    Is there a way to set this block feature to a higher standard? Similar to Internet Explorer? For example: setting it to high settings to block everything and use ctrl+alt to allow certain pop-ups?

    Or with the new extension implementation of edge can anyone recommend an extension to block?

    Many thanks.
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  2. Posts : 487

    Yeah, I have the same problem. This is the first time I've used Edge for any period of time due to Internet Explorer being more flexible, however I too found Edge doesn't seem to stop pop-ups/pop-unders particularly well.

    It seems to work correctly on http://www.popuptest.com/ for example, but unfortunately in real life usage, sites are still able to launch pop-ups/pop-unders without Edge asking for confirmation.

    Like you said, in IE we could just set the pop-up blocker to 'High: Block All Pop-ups' and then whitelist any sites that genuinley needed to launch pop-up windows. Unfortunately this doesn't seem possible in Edge.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    It is a shame because edge has some good features and it is very fast.
    I've tried the extensions adblock and adblockplus but they do not stop all popups
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  4. Posts : 487

    I don't know whether you noticed the same, but for me they seem to launch OnClick. I.E. They launch when left-clicking anywhere on the page. Maybe this is how unscrupulous sites get around it, by somehow tricking Edge into thinking you've deliberately clicked something?

    It's annoying as Internet Explorer has a lot of useful customisable features like this that have been dumped in Edge.
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  5. Posts : 2,464
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    ABP extension is certainly better than the inbuilt ad blocker & is being constantly updated.
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    So are you saying that between the two extensions ABP is the better one?? Because I'm currently testing both and I don't really see a difference. Yes they block ads on websites, however these extensions do not block pop-ups.


    Did you mean ad block plus vs standard edge???
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  7. Posts : 2,464
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    ABP is better than the Blocker built into Edge.
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