0 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2010 12:05 PM by Handycam

    Navigate to URL calls being caught by popup blocker?

    Handycam Level 1

      I have always used navigateToURL to open a link in a new window -- not a javascript pop-up, a blankwindow:

       

      navigateToURL(new URLRequest(galleryLink), "_blank");

       

      This always worked as expected, i.e. a new browser window opened with my link. I used this for informational content that was meant to be read without leaving my main application.

       

      However, recently I noticed that in many browsers, notably IE and Chrome, this is treated as a "popup" and gets trapped by the user's popup blocker.  Annoying!  Plus, even if the user allows popups, the link opens ion a chromeless window, as a popup does.

       

      What changed this behavior?  Is there anything I can do to achieve the prior behavior?

       

      FWIW, it seems Firefox and Safari still work as expected.