[LON-CAPA-users] remote control

Jim Maxka lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 09 Sep 2003 01:30:43 -0700

I have a couple of questions about the window document using Mozilla 1.4:
Some of these occurences might be related --maybe.
I tried opening a new window with the command <a 
href=javascript:"window.open('url');"> for supplemental material.  Is 
there a better way?  The origiinal document turned to [object].  I also 
tried using the <window>link here</window> but it would not let me 
resize and scroll.

I have noticed that opening new windows sometimes causes the remote to 
disappear.  I can usually get the remote back by closing the browser and 
relaunching the application.  I have also seen new documents launch into 
the remote.  This is interesting.  And I have seen the remote or part of 
the remote functions collapse on the brower page, but what to do when it 
just goes away. 

Also, upon exiting remote. The javascript:self.close does not work on 
Mozilla 1.4.  I have to close the browser manually.  Although the 
self.close does work in IE.
Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:

> On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 12:08  PM, Michael T Hamlin wrote:
>> IE has the annoying habit that when you
>> open a new browser window, it loads the same page that is being
>> viewed in the previous window.
> Usually you open a new window because you want to do something 
> different from what you already do. There was a nice New York Times 
> article about these Microsoft "features" yesterday. I wonder if this 
> one can be switched off in the Preferences, though, like much of the 
> MS Word automated guesswork and paperclippy features - can't do 
> anything from inside LON-CAPA about it.
>>   While you are in lon-capa, this
>> creates confusion with the remote, presumably because the remote
>> cannot be associated with two windows at the same time.
> Actually, when a LON-CAPA window comes up, it has code in it which 
> registers with the Remote. If the same window comes up again (out of 
> cache, so we cannot even block shipping the code), the *it* registers 
> with the Remote.
>>   Then
>> if you later close one (i typically close the newer one),
> Please try closing the old one.
>> PS  I am using IE on machines where I do not have control.  When I
>> suggested they install another browser the guy laughed and said
>> "but everyone uses IE".
> Excrement must also taste great, since billions of flies cannot be wrong.
> - Gerd.
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