View Full Version : Active Desktop Problems

11-15-2002, 04:34 PM
i am making an active desktop, (webpage used as a background)
and i cannot get any type of popup to work, im sure its some sort of computer compatability reason, all im looking for is a method of popup that supports regular text.
i have tried a popup window
javascript alert box
and window dialog box
none work, can someone explain to me why this is?
is there a method that will work?

11-17-2002, 01:21 AM
I don't know what you mean "that supports regular text". Can you explain?

However I messed with that and had a bit of trouble as well... it seems popups don't work too well like that unless they are net address, and it kept popping up another useless blank window.

11-17-2002, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by whammy
I don't know what you mean "that supports regular text". Can you explain?

basically something that would popup that i could cut and paste from, i tried
dialog: showModalDialog("totd.html",null,"");
and a popup window window.open("about:blank","","");
i even tried just a window alert that isnt exactly what i wanted, but i couldnt get that either.
the other idea that works is title="" attibute from a hyperlink or something, but thats not what i really need :)

i could fit a textarea or something on the page, but the whole idea of the popup is that the area to click and open the popup is hidden.