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Pop-up Blocking

Most Web browsers include an option for preventing Web sites from programmatically opening new browser windows, to block unwanted pop-up windows. While such pop-up windows, particularly advertisements, have become a too-common annoyance, there are legitimate uses of pop-up windows.

CommonSpot uses pop-up windows for many contextual information and action dialogs. For example, while a CommonSpot page remains open in the main browser window, you can view and modify corresponding Page Properties in separate browser windows. Similarly, you can add content elements to a page and/or edit them using dialogs that open in separate browser windows while the current version of the page remains visible in the main browser window. As you execute various functions in separate dialog windows, the view of the page in the main window is updated.

Pop-up windows greatly enhance multi-level action dialogs and are an essential design feature of CommonSpot.

Browsers that include pop-up blocking features also allow you to selectively disable pop-up blocking. Disabling pop-up blocking for a CommonSpot site will not affect the blocking of unwanted pop-up windows for other web sites.  For CommonSpot to work properly, pop-up blocking must be disabled for contributors, for each CommonSpot site.

To set popup blocking exceptions for CommonSpot, see Help for your Browser.  You will typically find this option associated with Tools, Privacy, Security, or Internet Options.


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