Allow pop-up windows from secure internet sites in IE 7
February 05th, 2007 - 06:00 pm ET by D. T.
The latest Internet Explorer 7.0 engine natively integrates a filter that blocks pop-up windows, a function that not many internet users will be complaining about. Even though this blocking prevents you from viewing a lot of pop-ups while surfing around, there are some secure web sites (you will easily recognize these as their address starts with http://www...) that may require you looking at some pop ups (to fill in a form, etc). So that these web sites display the pop-ups, you will have to perform the following functions.
First of all, open the Windows registry editor by clicking “Start”, “run”, type “regedit” and press OK.
Once you are in the registry editor, go to the following location:
Select the “New Windows” folder from the left hand side and then right click with the mouse in the right hand menu and select “New” and “Chain Value”.
A new entry will become visible. You will then need to rename it and give it a different value. You can first rename it by right clicking on the entry and selecting “Rename” from the drop down menu that appears. Once this has been done you can the right click on it again and select “Edit”. When renaming the key you will have to call it “AllowHTTPS” and give it a value of “1”.
The new chain value appearing
Editing the chain value to 1
If you don’t want to make the changes yourself for fear of making a mistake, you can download these reg files that will create the changes for you.
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