Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science
April 28, 2022

Resource Scheduler: Pop-Up Blockers Affecting Reservation Wizard

RS users may not see important reservation guidance.

This event is: Ongoing

Day/Date:  Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Time: Ongoing

Service Affected: SCS Room Reservation System (Resource Scheduler) Reservation Wizard

Details: We have identified an issue with different web browser pop-up blockers affecting users attempting to complete a Resource Scheduler room reservation using the RS Reservation Wizard. The pop-up blocker may erroneously block important Resource Scheduler informational pop-ups, such as the ones advising fields with required information in the Reservation Wizard. Not completing the request form accurately (including addressing what is called out in these blocked pop-ups) will lead to failed reservations or reservations that are automatically deleted by the system.

There are many different pop-up blockers, many of them built-in to each browser, but there are also popular 3rd party pop-up blockers. Here are some basic steps, as well as additional resources for the most common scenarios:

Safari Desktop (Mac) - How to Disable Pop-Up Blocker

  1. Select Safari > Preferences, then select Websites
  2. Select Pop-up Windows
  3. Use the When visiting other websites drop-down menu and select Allow to disable the pop-up blocker

Visit Apple's website for guidance on pop-up blocking functionality in Safari

Microsoft Edge (Windows) - How to Disable Pop-Up Blocker

  1. Open your Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Go to Settings, then select more > Settings > Privacy & security
  3. Under Security, switch Block pop-ups to off to disable the pop-up blocker

Visit Microsoft's website for guidance on pop-up blocker settings in Edge browser.

Mozilla Firefox Desktop (Linux and Multi-OS) - How to Disable Pop-Up Blocker

  1. Open your Firefox browser
  2. Click the Menu button, then select Options
  3. Select Privacy & Security
  4. Under Permissions, uncheck Block pop-up windows to disable the pop-up blocker

Ubuntu includes Mozilla Firefox by default. Visit Mozilla's website for more information on pop-up blocking settings

Google Chrome Desktop (Multi-OS) - How to Disable Pop-Up Blocker

  1. Open your Chrome browser
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click the three vertical dots, then select Settings
  3. At the bottom of the menu, click Advanced (This step may not be necessary depending on version)
  4. Go to Privacy and security, and select Site Settings
  5. Select Pop-ups and redirects
  6. At the top of the menu, toggle the setting to Allowed to disable the pop-up blocker

For more information, visit Google's website

AdBlock (Multi-OS, Multi-Browser Extension/Plug-In)

AdBlock is one of the most popular third-party pop-up blockers in use today. You can visit their website for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk or submit a support request.