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Windows 7, Chrome 11.0.696.71 (popup link is about 1 page down)

I've definitely got the popup blocker set to:
Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)
in chrome://settings/content

Chrome seems to ignore it completely and just pop stuff up.

Is this supposed to happen?

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And yes I know I can install an extension, but why is the native functionality not working... – Chris Burt-Brown May 25 '11 at 12:35
Have you tried them in other browsers and confirmed that they are blocked in those? – Synetech May 25 '11 at 12:59
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Both sites linked only trigger a popup when you click on a link provided. Chrome, Firefox, and most other browsers do not block popups triggered by clicking on a link. If they did, many web applications would break.

I think you'll find that popups triggered without clicking on links are still blocked. The aptly named will allow you to verify this.

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ok... You're right, but this doesn't seem to tie in with the page in Chrome's launch comic: -- "Javascript has no way to force a pop-up into your world"... :( I don't use any of the web applications which need this functionality... – Chris Burt-Brown May 27 '11 at 9:39
@Chris: That comic also claims their autocomplete feature isn't annoying. I find it highly annoying. -_- At any rate, there's an extension that will block those popups also. – Patches May 27 '11 at 10:13
Thanks for that answer - saved me from "asking" ;-) I got and ad popup at and was wondering how it could happen - exactly the scenario described when clicking on a link. – Horst Walter Aug 2 '11 at 15:03
“If they did, many web applications would break.” Such Web applications are already broken. – Nicolas Barbulesco Aug 18 '13 at 20:54

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