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Web browser popup blocker exceptions need configuring

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  1. Which computers
    1. This I found on the Reception desk
    2. but isn’t that then also wrong on all student pcs which have the same base image?
  2. Which exceptions missing: I noticed immediately:
    1. outlook.com
    2. www.uncc.edu should read uncc.edu
  3. Which browsers
    1. Example is IE9,
    2. But are others different?

LRC web browser popup blockers are currently misconfigured

  1. Problem: I noticed that mail.uncc.edu is not configured correctly, when our hands-on exercises during out training of film students and lrc assistants failed, but I did not have the time to take photos of which browser was involved.
  2. Workarounds:
    1. You can always (hold the key:) CTRL-click on the link where your web browsing fails.
    2. I have a temp solution for the lab, but why not configure these few sites, if you get fed that your users need it.
  3. Solution: We already asked for these sites be allowed through popup blockers of web browsers in use (chrome, firefox, internet explorer 8):
    1. *.uncc.edu
    2. *.mt202sabameeting.com
    3. *.Mygermanlabs.com
    4. *.pearsoned.com
    5. *.pearsoncmg.com
    6. *.mylanguagelabs.com
    7. *.mylabs.px.pearsoned.com
    8. *.pearsonvt.wimba.com
    9. *.outlook.com
    10. newly added: *.connect.mcgraw-hill.com.

What to do if university websites seem to be not working, nothing happens when you click?

  1. Try and get the popup blocker on your office or lab PC fixed here (if you are on Windows 7 here, you need to use the 64-bit version): choose "Run" – preferable to “Download” and "Open".
  2. Then use Internet Explorer to try again what you were trying to do on one of our websites.
  3. Background:
    1. My users have been reporting for a while problems getting simple things done on campus websites.  Last week I observed a few in their office and in the LRC being stalled by mis- or non-configured popup blocker, and not noticing the cause, being flummoxed.
    2. The above little program configures the built-in internet explorer popup blocker to allow popups from websites that are part of our infrastructure.
    3. It does not attempt to configure other popup blockers, whether inside or outside of this web browser.
    4. The end user  could also try
      1. (holding the key:) CTRL-click on the link where your web browsing fails.
      2. Or configure the popup blocker manually.
    5. However, it would likely be best if this were done via GPO

How to disable or rather bypass the Popup Blocker in your Web browser

Try pressing the CTRL-key when clicking a link that tries to open a popup window.

This is a known problem with web-based learning applications like Moodle or library ereserves (like UNCCC’s Docutek ERes-based one) .

You can permanently disable popup blockers for certain sites if you study the documentation that comes with your browser (and possibly with the shared computer) you are working on.