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IE7 popup blocker

 3:19 pm on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

This is outside my realm. I have a friend's site I'm working on. The site has a form with dropdowns. In IE7, when I click one of the dropdowns in the form, I get a popupblocker message.

I don't believe there are any popups on the site, and I don't think there's any JS as well.

Turning off the popup blocker doesn't solve anything - I still get a 'popup blocked' message when I click on the dropdowns, even with popup blocker turned off.

Any ideas as to what's going on?



 4:18 pm on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Are these straight forward SELECT dropdowns? They shouldn't trigger any kind of popup blocker!? Even a JavaScript generated dropdown in the form of a positioned DIV shouldn't trigger a popup blocker either?!

Do you have a 3rd party popup blocker installed - perhaps as part of a 'toolbar'?

Does the popup blocker message not give any clue as to what the popup is? Do you have the option to show the blocked popup?

Is there any JavaScript on the site?


 4:39 pm on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Overlapping slightly, but the more the merrier
even with popup blocker turned off

Assuming for the sake of discussion that this is shorthand for "even after I turn off the blocker, empty the cache, quit and restart the browser"? :)

Are there any other blockers, like ad blockers, lurking around anywhere? Any settings that involve new pages vs. new tabs? (In MSIE 7?!)

Do you get the message before, after or instead of the dropdown, er, dropping down? I'm wondering if the browser has somehow decided the dropdown itself is an evil popup that it has to block. Is it different in any way from the others?

Better post a bit of sample code, along with sample code for some random other dropdown that doesn't act up.


 8:34 pm on Oct 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

The best way to find the cause is to use a text browser (like LYNX) instead of a browser that supports style and javascript. If you are getting the same message again look into your html source code otherwise there may be something in your css or js files.

Post the code of menu as well as the files that you include in the head section of html page.



 11:52 am on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Are you using your own PC or your friend's to do this? If it is his then it may have security software pre-installed that he isn't even aware of.

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