"Doug" <Doug@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:89596F8A-266A-48BA-BEDC-D159229F6107@microsoft.com...
> [X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000]
That header shows that you are using the MS Communities
web interface to newsgroups to post with but we don't know
what portal you are using. You would have to post the URL
showing in your Address bar for us to know that.
> I've been having some problems with getting java applications to open or work
> properly with IE 7,and even trying to open new windows when clicking on
> buttons in pages, even with Microsoft's pages.
> I had to use Firefox to get this window to open up because I was unable to do it with IE 7.
Be more precise. There is no Java in the implementation of the
which is a completely different language.
> What usually
> happens is the title bar will fade out and back in again, but nothing will
> open. other times I keep clicking on an icon to open a window and nothing
Are you logged in with a Live ID when this happens?
Otherwise a possible explanation for what you are seeing is that
you have a misconfigured ad stopper active which is suppressing
the login prompt. Try using the Sign In button first.
Use this URL so it's clearer what you are doing.
If necessary, with the Sign In button on the above page you could
right-click, Copy Shortcut and then paste that into the Address bar
to see if you still have problems using that web page to post from.
Also, to be more precise about what to do after you get logged in
try using the New button, e.g. press Alt-M,Enter and tell us what you see.
Take note of all changes to your IE window components when you are
making your symptom description. E.g. Status bar, Title bar, Tab label,
Address bar, as well as display area.
So far, nothing that you have described makes me suspect you have
a problem with scripting let alone your Java support. The usual cause
is third-party programs, such as popup or ad blockers, interfering
with the normal operation of that web app.
> I have checked my java settings and all seems okay. I even tried
> the new IE 8 beta, and it went further than IE 7, but still had some issues.
> I figured because it was still a beta program though; uninstalled it and went
> back to IE 7.
> I'm using Windows XP with the third patch, which was added after IE 7,
> because I have automatic updates turned on on my pc.
> I do a lot of work from home and this really creates a problem for me. I
> also do a lot of school work from home and I can't get into some pages or
> take my exams. Firefox is not compatible with some of the other pages, so I
> need IE to work.
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> May we all find joy in our lives