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2004-08-30
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The main reason for going for XP SP2 is if you do not have a firewall.  It adds it's own version of internet security and pop up window restrictors as well.  If you have something like ZoneAlarm, you hardly need to mess with this update - certainly not until Bill Gates has sorted this mess out.

A word of warning to anybody developing sites for customers that use popup windows (never a good idea anyway) but this XP update will block these if they are automatically generated.

Good luck - Steiner


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Nothing wrong with sized windows!

I'm happy if it kills auto-generated windows but if you click on a button or link the window size should be able to be constrained.

In fact a panorama in a non constrained window is less than professional in my eyes.

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Oh no definitely, it's just the auto pop ups that it's restricting (you know - the Viagra adverts and such) 
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I don't need Viagra for Pop-Ups

I have no idea why they keep sending me that stuff or pop-up windows advertising such products. Better to offer "me" panorama products.

The point is well taken! (pun intended!) Thanks for the information.

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Quote: Originally posted by Goody on August-30-2004
All,
I'm not a fan of MS at all but I have applied SP2 any only had one problem with my ATI Video card which XP2 identified incorrectly. After updating my video drivers, everything is fine. All my software(including the trial of TW and PW) work just fine.

Final word on this off the subject subject. :)  I followed your advice Goody and it has helped.  I updated my NVidia driver and also ran 'SpyBot Search and Destroy' on my system (finds and deletes unwanted spyware apps that have managed to creep past your firewall).

All 'seems' fine with SP2 thus far and I had no need of reverting to my Ghost image which was a relief.  Still...Microsoft has upset a great many people out there...again.

Cheers - Steiner


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Thanks for the warnings Re Sp2 I will also give this a wide birth for the time being.

While we are on the subject of POP UP or sized windows could anyone tell me what code/html hyperlink to insert in the sized window to enable the person viewing it to simply close the window and carry on with the page they were looking at, (ie: the page were the sized window link came from) I know you can simply click close window but I would like to add a button/picture with a hyperlink to close the window.

Here is and example of what I mean.

http://www.eglisau.ch/willkommen/pano.htm

Hope you dont mind me using your page Peter

Thanks for your help again

mediaPix



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Hi MediaPix

Have a look at the following:

http://www.jsmadeeasy.com/xsearch-5.0/search.htm?keywords=close+window&and=0

Or do a Google search on similar links.

Cheers - Steiner


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Here are two examples.

<a title="javascript:window.close()"><img border="0" src="your_image.gif" width="its_size" height="its_size"></a>

Red = Variables

<a title="javascript:window.close();">Close This Window</a>

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Here comes another tip. Unfortunatelly not followed by the webdesigner of the page you mentioned above. (I like the panos though :-)

Change your <body> tag of the pop-up window to

<body onblur="window.close()">

What this will do is the following.

As soon as the pop-up window will loose the focus, it will close. What are the advantages of this. You will allways only have one pop-up open and avoid problems like the second pano not loading correctly without a manual reload.

Like this you visitor can just click in any other browser window, like the one you triggered you pop-up and the pop-up window will close.

Try it and you will see what benefit it is.

Regards Markus


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To all on SP2 Update: (final post on off topic subject)
Neo, I have a lot of the programs on your list working fine under SP2.

Again, not trying to convert anyone, just note that if you want SP2, do some homework on your application/hardware base. SP2 has a lot of bug fiixes as well as enhancements. But if you have a lot of "non standard" softeware and hardware, be very careful how you proceed.   Passing on SP2 is like ignoring updates to PW and TW when posted because someone else said they were bad.(no offense to anyone)

Mine is working fine and I have a load of software and hardware products that I use daily in my quest to make better panos than with a 1shot lens.

What would life be if we never tried anything new?? Someone has to be first somewhere..
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