On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:24:49 -0400, "Robert Aldwinckle"
> "Tecknomage" <tecknode@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > There is one WEB site used by my employer that closes the current
> > window (in current tab) when you use a link to another page (a logon
> > page). Problem, IE8 pops up a dialog asking me if I want to allow the
> > window/tab to close [Yes]/[No].
> > The problem is, if I select [Yes], the page closes but goes BACK to
> > the first page, not the logon page. To get to the logon page I have
> > to select [No] and then the logon page opens in a new tab.
> > I have contacted the specific site about this problem. They should
> > not close the first page, just open the logon page.
> > My question for IE8, is there an option to ALWAYS "say No" to the
> > allow site to close window dialog?
> On XP you could try using RegMon e.g. filter on iexplore*queryvalue
> to see which registry value is involved. Then change it from Prompt
> to Disable. I don't see one in the Security Settings or Advanced tab UI
> which is specifically about this.
> Good luck
> Robert Aldwinckle
Thanks, but I removed IE8 and went back to IE6. IE8 screwed up the
displays on EVERY Blogger.com site I frequent, including my own. There
were other sites that had the same problem.
Note that the so-called Compatibility function was no help.
I know it has to do with the implementation of CSS. It is the sizing
and position issue. The WEB sites that have the problem have CSS code
that IE8 does not interpret correctly. Therefore the CSS
frames/objects are not positioned correctly.
Example, on my http://magepages.blogspot.com/
the frame around the
title image is offset in IE8, but the frame is correctly around the
image in IE6. Also, the entire page content in IE6 is centered and
sized by % (what I wanted), but in IE8 the page content is left.
There may be a way to fix this behavior in IE8 but I will not go
through the hassle of figuring it out. If IE8 had been really
user-friendly this problem would not have occurred.
If anyone wants to look at my Blog in IE8 and see how it displays, let
me know what you see. Just look at the Title Image & frame at the
If you do see it with the frame around the image AND the page contents
centered, let me know what settings in IE8 have to be set. Only then
will I consider IE8.
======== Tecknomage ========
Computer Systems Spe******t
San Diego, CA