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  2. Computing skills
  3. Web browser basics
  4. Pop-up windows

Pop-up windows

Pop-up windows are browser windows that pop-up in front of (or behind) the main window. They are often smaller than the main window.

They have two primary uses

  • to provide extra information about something which doesn't need a whole page
  • to advertise another site or product.

You can close a pop-up in one of these ways.

  1. Use the 'Close' button if it has one.
  2. Use the 'X' button in the top right corner.

Note: Some browsers now provide the option of automatically blocking pop-up windows for users who find them an annoyance. This is often found within the 'Tools' option within the web browser menu.