Allow Pop-up Blocker in Google Chrome for MagTek Card Readers


Unable to use Magtek card reader to scan a credit card.  The scanner does not work and the pop-up window in the web browser does not appear.


  • Windows
  • Google Chrome


  • Open Chrome.

  • Open the Chrome menu using the ellipsis (3 vertical dots) to the far right of the toolbar.
  • Choose the Settings menu

  • Select Privacy and Security on the right side of the page.
  • Select Site Settings.

  • Scroll down to the Content header, and select Pop-ups and Redirects.

  • Scroll down to Customized Behaviors.
  • Select Add under Allowed to Send Pop-ups and Redirects.

  • Type in and select Add.

  • You can close the settings now and the browser window.  Reopen a new browser window and try the card reader again.
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Article ID: 142645
Tue 4/12/22 1:40 PM
Mon 4/18/22 10:25 AM