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Re: Code for no menu in browser

  • Subject: Re: Code for no menu in browser
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 03:45:48 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <deto4g02fbq@drn.newsguy.com> <f9uQe.13994$FA3.9477@news-server.bigpond.net.au>
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__/ On Monday 29 August 2005 03:11, [rf] wrote : \__

> Bill Burke wrote:
>> I would like my "pop-up" browser pages to not have a menu, button bar and
>> address bar.  I'd also like to be able to define the size of the "pop-up"
>> browser pages.
> Does your *viewer* want these things to happen?

Probably not, which is the reason the OP wants to resize (i.e. make smaller)
the window and strip off some widgets that hog computer resources. If you
must know, some browsers or users will not see pop-up windows, will not
have them resized or will discard your site altogether. Zooming on pictures
(full size on demand) is the only case where I open a new window and I have
mixed feeling about it. One of the recent evils of pop-ups is phishing.

If you have not been discouraged yet, have a look at what Neilsen says,
quote gently, about pop-ups:



pop-up purges mean that users close pop-up windoids before they have even
fully rendered; sometimes with great viciousness (a sort of
getting-back-at-GeoCities triumph). I don't want to ban pop-ups completely
since they can sometimes be a productive part of an interface, but I advise
making sure that there is an alternative way of using the site for users
who never see the pop-


To refer to your question more directly, different browsers have different
structures, menus (some may have none) etc. so any solution you will find
will be a hack and will lock your site to one particlar browser or a mere
subset. Where is Jukka Korpela when we need him?


Roy S. Schestowitz        "Free the mind, the source will follow"

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