Re: [NH] Pop-ups Good, Bad and Ugly
>At 09:39 2002.09.26, Mike wrote:Hello, I just joined this list but I've been lurking on the Clips -list for a while... I just
>>My questions for you: do the tabbed browsers open "target=blank"s in a new
>>page on a single site in a new window?
feel I could share some info now... This is also a test if my subscription worked
because that didn't happen at once when I joined the clips-list.
If you, by "tabbed browsers", mean browsers like Opera that keep all the pages in one
application window then yes, they open a new child window inside the app.
The "tabbing" is done with a windows taskbar like thingie inside the browser, so they're
not actual tabs as other programs know them but anyway. The child windows in the
parent app window can freely be resized and maximized/minimized. Really simple.
And no, they don't open every page on a single site in a new window unless you want to. ;)
Plus I haven't had any problems with PHP/JS/stuff. Some sites look a bit twisted
because they're made for IE and therefore do not follow all standards but you can only
blame Micro$oft for this.
I haven't used Opera 6 for a very long time yet but thisfar I've been really pleased with it.
Especially handy is the mouse gestures -feature, with which you can, for instance, move back
and forth in history or open a new window just by right-clicking, holding and dragging to
left, right or down. You'd be amazed how you miss those features in other browsers after
you have got familiar with them, which takes hardly any time. http://www.Opera.com/ , me thinks.
With Opera and before that with IE6 I'm using an excellent filter program called Proxomitron.
It's much more than just a pop-up/add -blocker. You can do your own custom filters to modify
the source codes of the pages before your browser loads 'em up. It's got quite a bunch of filters
ready to use when you install it, like killing background musics (hurray!) and faking browsers's
identity (Opera, btw, can do this itself, as well as the pop-up blocking). It might feel a bit
at first but when you get to know it it's a very powerful program. http://proxomitron.cjb.net/ or