How to Allow Texas SAR Pop-Up Windows Information


For Internet Explorer:  click on Tools; Pop-up Blocker; Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.

Note:  If you are using Internet Explorer and cannot find the Tools menu or can't see the Pop-up Blocker settings under the Tools menu, you need to enable your Command Toolbar as follows:  Use Alt + F to bring up your Menu Bar if it cannot be seen.  In the Menu Bar select View > Toolbars > Command Bar.  With the Command Bar now visible, you can follow the first direction above.

For Firefox:  Firefox will usually show the PayPal window even with the Pop-up Blocker on.  If it doesn't, select Tools; Options; Content; uncheck the box beside "Block pop-up windows" then click OK.

For Google Chrome:  In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu icon; Select "Settings"; Click "Show advanced settings" (link at very bottom of page); Under "Privacy," click the "Content settings..." button; Under "Pop-ups," select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups.

Note:  If you are only going to temporarily enable Pop-up windows, don't forget to turn your Pop-up Blocker back on when you are finished with your Texas SAR online payment transaction.


Toolbar and Other Pop-Up Blockers

If you have your browser's Pop-up blocker disabled and you still can't see the PayPal window (Pop-ups are still being blocked) you need to check any Toolbars you have installed to see if they have a Pop-up blocker which is enabled.  Toolbars which may have a Pop-up blocker enabled are:

Google Toolbar:  To disable, click the Toolbar's wrench icon.  On the Tools tab, deselect the "Pop-up blocker" checkbox.  Click Save.  You can also go to the website you want to unblock ( for example) and click the Toolbar's Pop-up blocker button.  The button's icon should change from 'Pop- ups blocked' to 'Pop-ups allowed'.  Once you allow Pop-ups on a specific website, Pop-up blocker adds the website to an 'Allowed sites' whitelist.

Yahoo! Toolbar:  Clicking the Pop-Up Blocker app on your Yahoo! Toolbar toggles the blocker on or off.  Look for Pop-Up Blocker in My Apps on your toolbar.  You can also click the Pop-Up Blocker and click Enable Pop-Up Blocker to turn the blocker on or off.  If there's a checkmark next to it, Pop-Up Blocker is enabled.  Otherwise it's disabled.

Other Pop-up blockers include MSN Toolbar, AOL Toolbar, Pop-Up Stopper, PopUpCop, Norton Internet Security/Firewall Pop-up Blocker, Norton AntiSpam, Opera, Safari, Comcast, and others.  You can download a pdf file that will explain how to disable these here.