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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 3/31/2012 3:21 PM EST : REQUEST: Option to open in new window
Valdaglerion
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Many pop-up windows on GuildPortal open in what I call a frame within the current tab.  They are not a separate window.  Examples are the Add Event, Event Follow-Up and Member Admin frames.

Could we get an option in the Control Panel to open these in actual windows?  First, the "frames" often open with part of the frame off screen, which makes them hard to work with.  They behave strangely, too.  When I resize them, they sometimes pop upwards, so that the top portion is off the screen.

Next, actual windows offer more flexibility, like the ability to display them alongside the current window so that I can look at both pages at once.

I thought we did have an option somewhere in the Control Panel for this but I wasn't able to find it.  So, please add it.

Thanks.
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pinstripesc (New Admin) 3/31/2012 7:45 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
pinstripesc
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This used to be the default and I have to agree, the new setup is kind of awkward (especially when you're halfway through setting up an event or the like and make the mistake of trying to navigate to another page).
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 4/5/2012 3:24 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
Valdaglerion
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Bump...  Had to use a couple of these javascript windows yesterday and it was a pain.  A couple of them opened partially off screen.  Still pulling for actual popup windows that I could move where needed.
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/4/2012 1:12 AM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
Valdaglerion
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Zomgawsh Poster

Checking back again to see if this is something that you're willing/able to implement, Aaron.  Using a new window, such as the Control Panel, is SO much easier than the ones that are sort of stuck on the screen (not sure how else to describe them).
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 5/4/2012 5:01 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
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Aaron Lewis
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I'll try to get this out with tonight's push. 
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 5/4/2012 7:08 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
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Aaron Lewis
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Zomgawsh Poster

OK, it's done, just waiting for me to get through some more tickets before I do a push. The option to set it will be in the Control Panel's Dashboard. There'll be a new tab called "Preferences." For now, it's the only thing on it.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/5/2012 12:50 AM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
Valdaglerion
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Zomgawsh Poster

Thanks Aaron!  It will make website admin a a little easier each time I'm working in a new window.  All those little easiers add up to a lot easier!
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/7/2012 3:49 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

I just tested this and it's not working.  I tried restarting my browser (Firefox) and it still doesn't work.  I do have the new box checked in preferences but the member admin window, edit event window and eventfollow up windows all still open in frames inside the current window.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 5/9/2012 2:54 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
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Aaron Lewis
Posts: 1979
Zomgawsh Poster

Do any of the edit windows for any content work for you at all?
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/9/2012 9:49 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Option to open in new window
Valdaglerion
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Aaron Lewis said:
Do any of the edit windows for any content work for you at all?


Not properly, no...  Many of the Edit links don't work at all now.  In the image below, for example, neither of the Edit links at the bottom open anything anymore.  The Upcoming Events box is a Small Events widget and the lower box is a Freeform Text/HTML box.  BTW I would have centered the images but the Align Center button is still not working for images.


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Some buttons/links do open editors but they are not new windows, they are the inline frames.  Member Admin, Edit Event, Member Profile and Event Follow-Up links all open these.  Some images below.  Click on any of them to view full size.


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To sum up, the editing links either a) do not work or b) those that work still open in the inline frames.
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