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Popup focus

Curtis Lokszyn

Joined: Apr 23, 2008
Posts: 4
Ok, I have a button in the main site and when it is clicked a pop up window opens and the user can navigate and do whatever. Then they can go back to the main site and click another button which is supposed to then give focus to the pop up window again (just a different part).

Here's the thing: It works just fine in Safari. Whenever a button is clicked the focus goes back to the popup window, yet every other browser seems to keep the popup window behind.

Any idea of how to FORCE the popup window to have focus?

Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
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Curtis Lokszyn

Joined: Apr 23, 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks. How do you apply it to a form button?
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Have the onload code in the page force focus to the button.

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