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Posted on 2003-11-27
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Hi everyone,

I have a drop down box where when you pick a news release, the news release pops up in a new window. The select tag is here:

<select name="News" size="1" onchange="window.open(this.value,'News', 'location=no, toolbar=no, menubar=no, status=no, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes')">

Here's what's not working. Say you pick a news release, the window pops up fine. But say you leave the pop up window open, and you pick another news release, the second news release shows up in the pop up window fine, except the pop up window is behind the window with the drop down box. Is there a way to make the pop up window come in the front when the second news release is chosen?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:filemanager
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aschroeder1 earned 200 total points
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You can focus on the calling page or the popup page.
On the page with the select box, you could use:
<select name="News" size="1" onchange="window.open(this.value,'myNews', 'location=no, toolbar=no, menubar=no, status=no, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes')">

<script language="javascript">
var myNews;
if(myNews)
      myNews.focus();
</script>
or
On the popup page, just put
<body onLoad="window.focus();">
or
<body onBlur="window.focus();">
they work differently so see how you want it to work.
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by:filemanager
ID: 9859336
Oh ok thanks. I tried "window.setfocus();" but it didn't work :P Anyway window.focus() works great! :)
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