Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Example of a pop-up message.

A window that appears on top of all other Windows, usually unexpectedly, is called a pop-up. This term usually has negative connotations as it is associated with intrusive Internet advertisements. However, pop-ups can be used for other things; a few of their applications are listed in the following section.

Pop contents

While they all look and perform similarly, pop-ups can serve different purposes and contain different content. Here are some examples:

  • Advertisements
  • Surveys
  • Discounts/coupons
  • Notifications
  • Timers

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