Disable parent window when popup is open

Posted on 2009-05-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Is there a way to disable the parent window when a child (popup) window is open?
Question by:cuttieveenz
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when you popup with DialogModal the underlying window will not be accessible.
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This technique, however, only works on IE:

    <p>click on the button</p>
    <input type="button" onclick='window.showModalDialog("http://www.google.com");' value="show google modal" />

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Yes, the lightbox and the greybox are excellent alternatives to this....
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I created a little example and find out along the way that showModalDialog works on both browsers (IE, FF) but its semantics is lightly different on FF then on IE. The example also shows GreyBox, but I didn't manage to get LightBox working timely. http://www.undermyskin.org/external-examples/ee-questions/Q_24408354/ (use View Source to see the source of how I did it, which is basically the same as I showed above).

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by:Roman Gherman
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I have created a jQuery function: showModalDialog which works on all major browsers: IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

You can see the entire article on my blog: http://extremedev.blogspot.com/2011/03/windowshowmodaldialog-cross-browser-new.html

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