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How Detect Google Toolbar new version

3:43 pm on Sep 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How To Detect Google Toolbar in the client web browser? I do have the JavaScript code that uses the classid to detect. It works only for the old version of Google Toolbar.

Please note that the classid keeps changing and in the new version they use windows registry.



<object id='detection' classid='clsid:00EF2092-6AC5-47c0-BD25-CF2D5D657F EB' height=0 width=0></object>

<object id="detection2" classid="clsid:6CB5E471-C305-11D3-99A8-000086395495" style="display: none;"></object>

object id="detection3" classid="FBA44040-BD27-4A09-ACC8-C08B7C723DCD" style="display: none;"></object>

<object id="detection4" classid="8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D" style="display: none;"></object>

<script type='text/JavaScript' language='JavaScript'>
var mine = window.open('','','width=1,height=1,left=0, top=0,scrollbars=no');

if(mine) { var popUpsBlocked = false ; mine.close() ; }
else var popUpsBlocked = true ;

if ((typeof(detection.Search)!= 'undefined') ¦¦ (popUpsBlocked) ) {
document.write('<FONT color=red><b>WARNING!</b> </FONT><FONT color=black>You have ') ;
if (typeof(detection.Search)!= 'undefined') {
document.write ('the <B></font><FONT color=blue>G</font><FONT color=red>o</font><FONT color=yellow>o</font><FONT color=blue>g</font><FONT color=green>l</font><FONT color=red>e</font></B><FONT color=black> toolbar installed') ;
if (popUpsBlocked) {
document.write (' and an <b>active</b> pop-up blocker!') ;
else { document.write ('an <b>active</b> pop-up blocker!') ; }

document.write (' Check CRM Support FAQ</font><BR>'); }


4:34 pm on Sept 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There are now hundreds of toolbars with pop-up blockers; you might find it easier to pace an on-page warning at checkout - or alter your code to cope.

Pop-up blockers are here to stay, being updated frequently, and you'll never be able to keep up with all of them - you need to work with it, or risk losing business to those who do.

6:21 pm on Sept 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Quadrille,
Thanks for the suggession.

Some of the steps we could take to contain the issue are ::

1. Warn users that toolbars will conflict with web application in the web page, help text and FAQ.

2. If it is an intranet based web application, have network level restrictions and warnings.

Feel free to add to the list.



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