Window.Open() fails silently; popup blockers overzealous



ben curthoys
07-09-2005, 11:17 PM
There is a html-based configuration UI on our VoIP box I need to get
access to. It point blank refuses to work in Firefox, so I'm forced to
use IE. But it's structured with a main menu page, and then uses
Window.Open to open pages when you click on links.

Except since WinXP SP2, when I click on the links, nothing at all happens.

I have gone to Internet Options> Security> Internet Zone and set it to
Default.

I have cleared the IE cache.

I have tried these two commands from Start> Run> cmd [enter]
regsvr32 vbscript.dll [enter]
regsvr32 jscript.dll [enter]

I haven't yet reinstalled the scripting engine, because I don't want to
risk my development machine right now, but I don't think it's that anyway.

I am certain I am not running any 3rd party adware or popup blockers, I
have added the url of the server to the "Allow Popups" setting in the IE
popup blocker, I have turned off the built in popup blocker, I have
added the server to the trusted sites. I have set the security for every
single zone to "low".

The little thing in the status bar says "Popups were allowed".

And still the popups are blocked.

Is there anything left to try?

ben curthoys
07-09-2005, 11:17 PM
you always find the asnew just after you give up, don't you?

from: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281679

it turns out i needed to reregister shdocvw.dll

ben curthoys wrote:
> There is a html-based configuration UI on our VoIP box I need to get
> access to. It point blank refuses to work in Firefox, so I'm forced to
> use IE. But it's structured with a main menu page, and then uses
> Window.Open to open pages when you click on links.
>
> Except since WinXP SP2, when I click on the links, nothing at all happens.
>
> I have gone to Internet Options> Security> Internet Zone and set it to
> Default.
>
> I have cleared the IE cache.
>
> I have tried these two commands from Start> Run> cmd [enter]
> regsvr32 vbscript.dll [enter]
> regsvr32 jscript.dll [enter]
>
> I haven't yet reinstalled the scripting engine, because I don't want to
> risk my development machine right now, but I don't think it's that anyway.
>
> I am certain I am not running any 3rd party adware or popup blockers, I
> have added the url of the server to the "Allow Popups" setting in the IE
> popup blocker, I have turned off the built in popup blocker, I have
> added the server to the trusted sites. I have set the security for every
> single zone to "low".
>
> The little thing in the status bar says "Popups were allowed".
>
> And still the popups are blocked.
>
> Is there anything left to try?


Window.Open() fails silently; popup blockers overzealous