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Flash ads blocked by  Pop up Blocker

Mar 10, 2008 3:36 PM

Hello Flash Techs,

I have an issue that I think a lot of advertisement companies may run into. Pop up Blocker stopping clickTAG from opening destination getURL("clickTAG").. I found a fix for IE 6 using Fscommad but in Firefox for mac and IE 7 windows still bring down the pop up blocker. Does anyone know a work around/fix for all browsers. It needs to be on the root timeline in a frame. The onRelease works, but putting action on a frame "getURL(clickTAG=="" etc"causes the pop up blocker allowed notice panel.. The code above is not correct. Just an example.

 
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    Mar 10, 2008 3:51 PM   in reply to if else
    if else,

    > I have and issue that I think a lot of advertisement companies run into.
    > Pop up Blocker stopping clickTAG from opening destination page..

    I'm confused by what you're asking. I think you're asking, "Is there a
    way to get around popup blockers and ad blockers?" If that's not it, can
    you re-phrase your question(s)?


    David Stiller
    Adobe Community Expert
    Dev blog, http://www.quip.net/blog/
    "Luck is the residue of good design."


     
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    Mar 10, 2008 6:47 PM   in reply to Newsgroup_User
    if else,

    > Sorry,
    > Been in an rush writing my last message.

    's okay. :)

    > Yes, How do you get around pop up blockers. I'm using this code
    > " (_root.clickTAG != '') {
    > getURL(_root.clickTAG, "_blank");
    > }"
    > in the main timeline, in a frame. If I put it on a button with
    > on(onRelease)
    > function it will work.

    Well ... I can't tell you how to get around popup blockers, for the
    simple reason that I don't know. ;) I'm not trying to pull your leg or be
    difficult, either, I promise. It's just that if you consider all the
    possible browsers in use -- and different versions of those browsers -- and
    different 3rd party plugins for those browsers -- I can't imagine a single,
    consistently successful answer to your question. To be honest, I'm not even
    sure I would *want* my content to force its way past someone's popup
    blocker.

    But I think I hear what you're saying. You have a legitimate banner ad
    going, and for some reason your clickTAG isn't doing what it should. My
    first thought is this: does your clickTAG variable actually have a value?
    The way clickTAGs work is that they get their values from the HTML in which
    the SWF is embedded. If you're testing from inside Flash, the getURL()
    function isn't going to work, simply because the clickTAG variable itself
    doesn't yet have a value.

    Another thought is, are you using the same case as used in your HTML?
    If the HTML is feeding in a value for clickTag, or clicktag or ClickTAG,
    your SWF won't see that variable, because it's looking for something else.

    You might want to try a remote debug session, or a stand-in dynamic text
    field, so that you can see what your SWF is seeing ... that might clear
    everything right up for you.

    Check out this article on the Developer Connection for tips on how to
    debug a SWF in a browser.

    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/debugging_actionscript.html

    Let me know if that helps you track down your problem.


    David Stiller
    Adobe Community Expert
    Dev blog, http://www.quip.net/blog/
    "Luck is the residue of good design."


     
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    Mar 10, 2008 6:55 PM   in reply to if else
    As I said in another post,one of the reasons people block Flash objects is that in many
    cases they're using older PC's and frankly the animated Flash display uses so much CPU,
    it brings the PC to a halt.

    One of the options I suggested was to allow the user to set the player to "low quality" by
    default. This allows the content to display, but without crippling the machine.

    I use Flashblock in Firefox and it blocks 100% of the objects except for the items *I*
    want to see, and I have absolutely no qualms about doing this at all, since the player
    offers nothing to allow me to customize it to my preference.

    It seems there will always be a war between those who are trying to foist annoying Flash
    content on us, and those clever people in the user community who are stopping it.
    I'm just saying, with a bit of thought, it doesn't have to be that way. Allow the user some
    control. .
     
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