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    Creating a pop up window that won't be killed by pop up killers

    Hi, I have done a chat application in actionscript via flash, but I am trying to figure out a way to do a pop up window with out having a pop up killer kill the pop up. My goal is to open a chat window up when they press on a button but sometimes it doesn't work because of pop up killers. If it is possible to make one with this in mind could anyone give me some help that would be great

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    Popup-killers kill popups.

    That's like asking how to break the law in a way that's legal. They call this a paradox, my friend. You can't.

    You'll just have to notify your users that popup-killers negatively affect the functioning of your application.
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    I've seen this done with ActiveX though it was more of a hack that a real solution ?

    But I wouldn't advice it anyway since Pop Ups are a nuisance to a lot of people, myself included

    I have a handy tool that just nukes the blighters...

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    I've read a recent conversation (more like a flat out argument) about this very thing. There are codes (querys and the like) that WILL get around pop-up blockers and negate the choices set by a user by reading cookies set by scumware.

    The long and short of it is it's against some very strict laws and can be put into several catagories, ie: Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices etc.)

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    That may be true, but I doubt they circumvent the built-in protection offered by Mozilla and Opera.
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    I'm not 100% sure beetle, (the arguer was very apprehensive about giving away his secret) but as far as I know, the code reads a cookie that's already been set on a local machine, so I'm not sure if your browser has anything to do with it.

    Like I said, I'm not sure how it's done but this person was very confidant!

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    beetle a.k.a. Peter Bailey
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    ha ha

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    If that was directed at me... WTF for?!

    I'd invite the person, but it would be detrimental to any consructive discussion due to the legality of the exploits that create an HTA file used with this particular pop.

    There would be a no-win argument on both sides, and just get everyone in a tizzy.

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    Not directed at you, just in general jest [img]images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    HTA? Those are pretty much intranet only, as they have to be signed to work, not to mention being IE-only.
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    ok, gotcha!

    IE 5.0 to be exact. So your statement about Mozilla and Opera could be true...


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