A Guide to Preventing Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge



The tutorial explains the procedure to block popups and redirects in Microsoft Edge. By default, Microsoft Edge blocks all popups. However, users can ensure blocking through Settings or typing the certain URL. Another method is the direct blocking via the Windows registry, wherein users can input specific commands to block all popups.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to block all popups and redirects in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open-source project code base, offering better web compatibility and performance over the legacy Edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform and supports all Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. If you’re using Edge and want to learn how to block popups and redirects, the steps below should show you how.

By default, Microsoft Edge automatically blocks popups and redirects. Popups are sometimes annoying, especially from websites that want you to subscribe to useless information.

These popups are blocked most of the time. However, if you’re still receiving popups from websites online, check these settings to ensure they’re blocked.

To get started with blocking popups and redirects in Edge, follow the steps below:

Block Popups in Edge

By default, Microsoft Edge blocks all popups online. You can keep this default setting or turn it off.

To block all popups from websites online, open the new Microsoft Edge, go to Settings, and more  > Settings.

When the Settings page opens, go to  Cookies and Site permissions and scroll down to Popups and redirects. Click on Popups, redirects, and move the block to enable – Block (recommended).

Or you can simply type the URL below in Edge browser to go directly to the popups and redirect settings.


Block popups via registry

You can also disable saving addresses in Edge from the Windows registry.

If logged in as an administrator, you can also turn off this feature via the Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using the Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system to block all popups and redirects from websites online. There are multiple ways to do this in Windows; however, using the Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way.

To enable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.


When the Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.


From there, right-click the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see the existing DefaultPopupsSetting value already created.

If you don’t see the Edge key or folder, create one.

Name the new DWORD value as:


After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then, enter the value 1 to allow popups or 2 to block all popups from websites.

1 = Allow all sites to show popups
2 = Do not allow any site to show popups

That should do it.


This post showed you how to block popups and redirects in the Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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