• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1031
  • Last Modified:

how to make location bar invisible and uneditable in popup windows

How to make location/address bar invisible and uneditable in popup windows? In Safari, user can use command+L to make location bar editable and Ctrl+L in Firefox and IE browsers. Is there a browser compatible javascript to disallow user to use "command"+L or Ctrl+L?
2 Solutions
hi there, please try this
function popUp(URL) {
day = new Date();
id = day.getTime();
eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,width=300,height=500,left = 490,top = 262');");

Open in new window

When you make a popup window from a main page, Mozilla, firefox and IE DELIBERATELY put the URL of the page into the address bar as a protection for the user, so if the popup is malicious or a problem, the user can track it down.  This has been done for years as a protection against nasty websites with popups.

The long and the short of it is there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to get rid of the title of a popup in these browsers (i.e. the full web address of the popup).  You can try until you are blue in the face, it is HARD coded into the browser as a means of protecting the user from abusive popups.
techchandraAuthor Commented:
hi scrathcyboy,

pls let me know how to disable the use of Ctrl+L on the popup window using browser compatible javascript. This way we can restrict user to explicitly edit the address.
Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now