SP2 Pop-up Blocker Problem



Pete
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
I have the (very annoying) SP2 Pop-up blocker turned OFF because I use a
third party blocker (Symantec), but the Windows version keeps blocking
as though it is switched on. It is unchecked at Tools > Privacy and
hence the settings button is greyed out. Also Tools > Pop-up Blocker
only has the Turn On Pop-up Blocker option enabled. Thus it is clearly
switched off. However, often when I am searching the web up pops that
annoying dialog telling me the content has been blocked by the Windows
Pop-up Blocker. Is there some other way to disable this beast short of
uninstalling SP2.

While I'm at it, another gripe re SP2 is the reinstallation of Messenger
after deleting it from SP1. It's more complicated to get rid of it this
time but I found a utility that did the job for me. So I'm happy about
that.

Thanks for your help.

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All the best,
Pete

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Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Try toggling the setting on and off, with a restart in between.

Popup Blocker - disable: go to IE, Tools menu, Options, Security tab, "Custom Level" button, "Misc" area, dot the button in "Use
Popup Blocker"

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Mark L. Ferguson
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"Pete" <lansma@bigpond.com> wrote in message news:Aesse.19639$F7.18492@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>I have the (very annoying) SP2 Pop-up blocker turned OFF because I use a third party blocker (Symantec), but the Windows version
>keeps blocking as though it is switched on. It is unchecked at Tools > Privacy and hence the settings button is greyed out. Also
>Tools > Pop-up Blocker only has the Turn On Pop-up Blocker option enabled. Thus it is clearly switched off. However, often when I
>am searching the web up pops that annoying dialog telling me the content has been blocked by the Windows Pop-up Blocker. Is there
>some other way to disable this beast short of uninstalling SP2.
>
> While I'm at it, another gripe re SP2 is the reinstallation of Messenger after deleting it from SP1. It's more complicated to get
> rid of it this time but I found a utility that did the job for me. So I'm happy about that.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> --
> All the best,
> Pete
>
> ------------------------------------------------
> Home Page: http://users.bigpond.com/lansma
> Location: 4253'S; 14719'E
>
>
>


SP2 Pop-up Blocker Problem