Pop-up Blocker Information


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Pop-up Blocker Information

Some Rio Salado College course pages open in a new browser window. When you are unable to access the components of the class course home page, such as email, assignments or gradebook, it is likely due to pop-up blocking software.

What is a Pop-up?

A pop-up is a graphical interface, usually a small window that suddenly opens (pops up) in the foreground of the display area. Pop-ups can be triggered several ways. Links that open a new web browser window are sometimes interpreted as pop-ups by pop-up blockers.

What is a Pop-up Blocker?

A pop-up blocker is a program that prevents pop-ups from displaying in your web browser. Pop-up blockers don't always distinguish between pop-ups and links that open a new window. This results in pop-ups and links being blocked.

Pop-up Blocker Applications and Plug-Ins

Pop-up blockers can be installed software applications that prevent all pop-ups on your computer. Web browser plug-ins, such as the MSN, Yahoo, and Google toolbars, also include pop-up blocker ability that prevents pop-ups from occurring only within the web browser where the plug-in is enabled. Additionally, security, firewall and some anti-virus applications (such as the Norton Firewall, Anti-virus and Internet Security suite) also contain the ability to block pop-up windows within web browsers.


Depending on the pop-up blocker, you may be able to identify Rio Salado as an allowed site, or you may need to disable the pop-up blocker while accessing Rio Salado pages.

If you are able to add a website address to an "allow pop-ups" list, add the following addresses:

  • riosalado.edu
  • maricopa.edu

Alternatively, if you do not want to allow all pop ups for Rio Salado sites, follow this procedure to unblock a pop-up for immediate access:

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl Key while clicking the Pop-up link. This allows you to open the pop-up.
  2. Repeat this process for each pop-up.

Applications with Blocker Capability

Following are links to help (instructional) files for the commonly installed applications that have pop-up blocker capability:

If your pop-up blocker is not on this list, you refer to the Help file for your application or disable it while navigating through the Rio Salado course web pages.