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Allowing Pop Ups

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<Rating> Was this article useful? 1 Inaccurate 2 Not very useful 3 Satisfactory 4 Insightful 5 Excellent resource </Rating> The web browsers that work with WebCT, Microsoft Internet Explorer (XP Service Pack 2 version) and Firefox (and Safari on the Mac]]) block Popups. A problem can arise when a Pop-Up blocker detects a false positive and blocks a web page that you did want to Pop-Up.

This article will help allow Brock's WebCT server to create Pop-Ups inside your web browser, the advice is universal but the URLs are Brock specific.

Note: If you are not sure which web browser you are currently using please try to match it to the icon you click to start using the web or the screen shots below.

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[edit] Internet Explorer 7

[edit] Allowing Pop-Ups in Internet Explorer 7 When Prompted

Message alerting you to blocked pop-up
Message alerting you to blocked pop-up


If you see this icon above the contents of the page or this icon Image:Iepopupicon.gif appears on the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), Internet Explorer has blocked a pop-up window. Follow the instructions below to unblock it.

To unblock a pop-up window follow these steps:

Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Internet Explorer 7
Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Internet Explorer 7
  1. Click on the pop-up blocker icon on the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), to display the blocker menu
  2. From the menu select the "Always allow Pop-ups from This Site..." option
  3. Click on the Yes button to confirm


[edit] Allowing Pop-Ups in Internet Explorer 7 Manually/Permanently

  1. Find the "Tools" menu on the right > Pop-Up blocker > Pop-up Blocker Settings
  1. Type https://webct.brocku.ca/ in the "Address of web site to allow" box and then press "add".
  2. Confirm that https://webct.brocku.ca/ is in the list of "Allowed sites" and press "Close"

Allowed Sites

[edit] Internet Explorer 6

[edit] Allowing Pop-Ups in Internet Explorer 6

A pop-up window may be blocked by Internet Explorer or one of its plugins. If you see this icon Image:IeiconHasBlocked.gif underneath the address bar IE or this icon Image:Iepopupicon.gif on the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), Internet Explorer has blocked a pop-up window. Follow the instructions below to unblock it.

[edit] Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Internet Explorer 6

To unblock a pop-up window that Internet Explorer has blocked follow these steps:

  1. Click on the pop-up blocker icon on the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), to display the blocker menu
  2. From the menu select the Always allow Pop-ups from This Site ... option
  3. Click on the Yes button to confirm
  4. Reload the webpage

This will make Internet Explorer save WebCT in it's list of Allowed Sites so that in the future all pop-ups will be displayed. If the pop-up window is still being blocked then check that it's not being blocked by one of Internet Explorer's toolbars.


[edit] IE Toolbars

Internet Explorer's plugins (such as the Google or Yahoo toolbars) have been known to block popups and other WebCT content. The toolbar must be removed for WebCT to work properly. To remove the toolbar follow the instructions in the respective toolbar’s help files or remove the toolbar by finding in Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and choose to remove it.


[edit] Firefox

[edit] Detect if Firefox is blocking a pop-up window

When Firefox displays a notice like this:
Firefox displays this image below the address bar when it blocks a pop-up
Firefox displays this image below the address bar when it blocks a pop-up


Follow the instructions below to unblock it.

===Unblock a pop-up window To unblock a pop-up window that Firefox has blocked follow these steps:

  1. Click on the pop-up blocker toolbar's "Options" (see image above) to display the blocker menu
  2. Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Firefox
    Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Firefox
    From the menu select the Allow popups for webct.brocku.ca option
  3. Reload the page

This will make Firefox save WebCT in its list of Allowed Sites so that in the future all pop-ups will be displayed.

[edit] Setting preferences in Firefox to allow pop-ups from webct.brocku.ca

Another option is to change the settings in Firefox browser preferences to allow popups from webct.brocku.ca websites, to use that method follow the steps below:

  1. From the menu select Tools > Options (FireFox > Options on the Mac)
  2. Click on the Content tab located on the left of the window
    Options > Content > Allowed Sites
    Options > Content > Allowed Sites
  3. Click the Allowed Sites button for the Block Popup Windows option
  4. Enter webct.brocku.ca in the Address of web site field
  5. Allowed Sites
    Allowed Sites
    Click the Allow button. The webct.brocku.ca website should now appear in the list of allowed sites as shown below
  6. Click Close to close the Allowed Sites dialog
  7. Click OK to close the Options dialog

This will make Firefox save the webct.brocku.ca web sites in its list of Allow Sites so that in the future all pop-ups from webct.brocku.ca will be displayed.

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