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vlraynes
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Somewhere... out there...


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There's probably a very simple solution to my dilemna,
but I just can't seem to figure it out.
My parents were just given a computer, by a friend of theirs,
and I've been getting everything set up for them.
Well, it would appear that the former owner adjusted some
settings somewhere, because when I click on a link that
is set to open in a new window, it doesn't respond.
It's not just on one site.  It's everywhere.  I am unable
to open many of the links that people post in these forums,
and I haven't been able to download McAfee Clinic for them,
because it isn't responding to those links either.
I've tried everything that I could think of, including
adjusting the security settings, but nothing has worked.
So...I NEED HELP!  
Again, the problem is only with links that are set to
open in a new window.  The links that open in the same
window are responding as they should.
Anyone have any suggestions on what to try?

[This message has been edited by vlraynes (09-25-2002 12:51 AM).]

Poet deVine
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What browser do they have?
Christopher
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if i don't miss my guess, you may want to go into the browser's settings (under Tools  - Internet Options for Internet Explorer, i don't know where for Netscape or others) and find a place in there that allows or disallows Javascript which is often used to open new windows.
Christopher
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uhm - since i wasn't smart enough to mention this part - when you find it, make sure it's checked to be allowed. some people prefer to turn off the functionality of Javascript, since it is one of the biggest culprits in the whole multiple pop-up game. turning it off limits that, uhm, but also limits other things. it's a matter of what one prefers.
vlraynes
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4 posted 09-25-2002 03:54 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

The browser is Internet Explorer.

Christopher...I had actually thought of that as
a possibility, but hadn't tried it yet, since
I know very little about Javascript.
However, since you suggested it, I gave it a shot.
I enabled everything I could find that referred
to Javascript, but still nothing.
So...I'm currently downloading an Internet Explorer
update, to see if that will correct the problem.
Thanks for your input, though.  I really appreciate it.
If you have any other suggestions, please do share.
vlraynes
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5 posted 09-25-2002 04:12 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

Okay...I found the culprit.  Problem solved!
They have a program on here called 'History Kill'.
It's intended to 'cover your tracks', so to speak.
As soon as you close your browser windows, it cleans
out all the temporary internet files, and such
things as that.  It, apparently, also has the
ability to stop pop-ups.  
When you mentioned pop-ups, Christopher, it reminded
me that I had heard someone mentioning that about
the program, so I checked out the program options,
and sure enough, it was set to not allow new
windows to open.  Not anymore, though!
So, thanks for mentioning the pop-ups and triggering
my memory Christopher.  You're my hero!
Nan
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Now if we could just find a solution for getting rid of all those obnoxious pop-ups...
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Christopher is someone's hero? This could be an end to civilization as we know it!
Not A Poet
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Mike, I think you have exaggerated your point. That surely could not preface the end of civilization. But I have to agree that it could well be a turning point.

Pete

Never express yourself more clearly than you can think - Niels Bohr

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