What Doesn't Get Blocked by the Pop-up Blocker? The Pop-up Blocker does not block pop-up windows that open as a direct result of a user action. A user-initiated action includes clicking a page element or tabbing to a link and then pressing ENTER. Pop-up windows are not blocked if they
Are opened by a link which the user clicked. Are opened by applications that are running on the computer. These applications can include adware. Are opened, on user-initiated actions, by ActiveX controls that are instantiated from a Web site. Are opened from the Trusted Sites or Local Intranet zones. Are launched from a Web site on a user's allow list. Users can add Web sites to their allow list through the Pop-up Blocker settings. Are launched with the window.createPopup method. Note that Window Restrictions allow only one pop-up window at a time to be open on a page, and that they restrict pop-up windows launched with this method to the Internet Explorer client window.
So with that said, does anyone have any comments on the window.createPopup method?
I do see that with IE blocking set to 'HIGH', IE does block the window.open function. Even if itís a user initiated user action (i.e. clicking on a button). Any ideas how many people set their blocking to 'high'? And if so, any good recommendation on how to get around this blocking?