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Hi all,

I have a link that when user click it, it will pop up a new window that executes CF code and the user will have options to download the file (the default window that says you want to open it or save it to the disk).

My problem is when I choose neither ok or cancel to that download options, the pop window won't close and it just blank.

I put this script in my pop up window.

<script>
  self.location = 'file1.exe';
  self.close();
</script>

the problem is it just close and won't show up the download window.

Is there anyway to close that popup window immediately after the download window show up ???

Thanks.
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Question by:Formiguinha
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by:Drewbytes
ID: 6481837
Try window.close(); instead.

I have used this before in similiar situations and it does close the popup window after doing something in the main window.
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by:Formiguinha
ID: 6481995
Hi,

I try it. Still doesn't work. I think the problem is I put the self.close() or window.close() after self.location() so it won't execute the self.location() at all but just close the window without showing any download dialog at all.

What I'm going to do is I show up the download dialog and close the html window open after I choose ok to save it to the disk or open it from current location.

Any suggestion ??
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sshhz earned 150 total points
ID: 6482371
Formiguinha,

I ve a suggestion. Assume user clicks on the page call download.cfm (a listing of files to download). Then when they click the link of the file, or you can provide an image to represent download, once they click this ... straight away call File Download window, asking "What would you like to do with this file?" Either you "open this file from its current location" or "save this file to disk" .... then you need not have to worry whether you want to close the pop up new window for it.

sshhz

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by:kc5sig
ID: 6482444
You're moving the location of the window, so your "close" won't work.

What you might want to try is opening a pop-up that points to the file and then closing the caller.  See if that works.

HTH
Hatton Humphrey
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by:Yog
ID: 6482763
<script>
 self.location = 'file1.exe';
 opener.window.location.href="pagethatopenedpopup.cfm"
 window.close();
</script>

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by:sshhz
ID: 6486427
Formiguinha,

<SCRIPT>
 window.opener.close();
</SCRIPT>

it close the opener window.

sshhz
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by:sshhz
ID: 6486430
Formiguinha,

Thanks for credits. I didn't know you've chosen my comment as answers as i posted another script to close the opener window. Anyway, thanks again.

sshhz
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by:Formiguinha
ID: 6486455
No,

I try the yog script but the idea is from you.

Thanks for your helps guys :D
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