Pop ups are nasty. They are mostly spam. They distract your concentration and are a huge drain on your bandwidth. They slow your Internet connection and the main web page, takes more time to get loaded.

So modern browsers come equipped with the pop up blocker codes, which effectively block all the attempts of a website to open a pop window. And this saves you.

But, the world doesn’t end here. There are certain pop up windows, which you require to be opened. For instance, many of the banking and finance websites, which open a pop up window, where you enter your login and passwords.

If you block pop ups, there are chances that you will not be able to see these windows and you have to manually allow each such site to open pop ups.

But there is an alternative method also.

This requires you to edit your windows registry. No need to panick. Be careful to follow the instructions, and you can easily allow Internet Explorer to open pop up windows for all https websites. (This tip requires you to be running on Windows XP SP 2)

  • Click Start > Run.
  • Type REGEDIT > Enter.
  • Find the following key in the left pane
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ New Windows.

  • Double-click the value AllowHTTPS in the rigth pane and change it’s value to 1.
  • Save registry and restart Windows.

Simple, yet effective tip.