Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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Note to the Devs,

Instead of having a popup on the arrival of a new PM why not have a JS alert/confirm dialogue? That way popup blockers dont interfere with the functionality.

Notice: for people with JS disabled then thats a different story! They can choose to have popup on their UCP preferences but I really do think you should consider (repeat consider, not demanding anything here) JavaScript dialogues. :mrgreen:

Great work so far - fingers crossed for an "april fools trick"? :P ;)

Gmail did it to us last year, will Olympus do it this year? :twisted:
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Call me crazy, what did gmail do last year? :lol:
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Re: Browser popup on new PM (JS Alternative)!

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They launched Gmail with 1gig of space :| and it wasnt an april fools trick either 8O

Btw guys, my CVS copy is a month out of date. Is it just me or Profile fields isnt working after the 2nd screen where you input a name? Can anybody check on their updated CVS copy?
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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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Last time I checked it wasn't but it's still in pre-beta...

There haven't been any additions to the CVS in quite some time so a recent version may be the same as yours (feel free to correct me if i'm wrong). The devs have been busy with 2.0.13 and outside commitments.

I reckon the pop up is fine and JS causes problems for me so i try not to use it too much, i reckon if it can be done without JS then leave JS out of it...

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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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Hey stubbers, i'll have a look at the latest CVS to check.

Btw, my proposal isnt as farfetched as you may think. How do you think the normal popups are happening? JavaScript ;)

Im just saying instead of a popup a simple JS alert box and you can press OK to go to PM or Cancel to keep doing what you're doing. I've already got the system running for myself!
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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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It is a thought, and I agree a feasable one... However javascript popup boxes have very little control of their visual appearance (once again apologies if i'm wrong). I just think a popup looks neicer and can be set to your theme easily...
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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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BioALIEN wrote: why not have a JS alert/confirm dialogue?
IIRC this is a styling issue and can be changed in the template.

However I find thos JS confirmation boxes very annoying, because they get in the way. A popup is a "decent" remiinder - I can ignore it, do what I wanted to do, and then go back to it at any later point, because it will wait in the background.

Confirmation-Boxes on the other hand block your Browser. You cannot do anything unless you react to it - and with regards to PMs - they are not what a user usually wants to do, when he opens a page, so the user will just try to get past it as fast as possible.
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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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A popup can, as R. U. Serious notes, do more than just "alert". It can provide information and links, as it typically does in this case. While I agree that pop up blockers can take issue with this I'm not sure it's a "significant" problem in many cases (where enabling popups on the given site is acceptable for example). However, also as noted it's a minor change to a single template if you wish to alter it.
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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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I too like the pop up for PM's, which can be configured in the UCP and on a site-by-site basis for browser pop-up configurations, which I also like to configure based on a site's behavior. This is more efficient in usage and a nice reminder on first viewing a site, but I also get email notifications for PMs which I use for direct links to the PMs. So the current pop-up mode and function I like and it gets my vote too.


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Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

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I'd prefer to have a alert box, someone said this was in the style? which file would i edit to change it to an alert box?
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