Using Mozilla 1.1 release on Redhat 7.2, I have seen this problem for some time, dating back a number of point releases. To reproduce, visit the above URL, www.tvguide.com/listings, and enter your info. When it shows the show listings, choose a show and click on it. Expected behavior is to pop up a window showing a synopsis of the show. Actual behavior is that a blank window pops up. It is of the correct size, so the pop up protection isn't preventing it like it did after that feature was added. I kept assuming it was some problem that surely affected other sites and thus didn't worry about it, but maybe there is something odd about what tvguide is doing that makes it a problem that doesn't affect many other sites. This is one of the few remaining bugs that prevents me from deleting Netscape 4.x from my system forever. Its painful to do this since I'm so used to Mozilla's quick rendering of tables, watching Netscape 4.x struggle to do it hurts me :)
Are there any errors in the JS console? (I cannot reproduce the problem with linux trunk build 2002-09-03-22, with popup blocking either on or off).
I also get a blank popup window, with the following in the JS console: Error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method Window.focus I fixed it by removing the following line from my prefs.js: user_pref("capability.policy.default.Window.focus", "noAccess"); which seems to be a remnant of some older pref naming scheme, since I "Allow scripts to" do everything under Advanced | Scripts & Plugins and still had that line... Make sure you exit Mozilla and make a backup copy of prefs.js before changing it.
Assignee: rogerl → ben
QA Contact: pschwartau → sairuh
Summary: tvguide.com show descriptions show blank window → [Fixed by new Profile] tvguide.com show descriptions show blank window
everything is working as it's supposed to,then. ;)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I would recommend removing the rest of the lines above too. 1. exit Mozilla and make backup copy of prefs.js 2. remove the lines listed above 3. start Mozilla and set the "Scripts & Plugins" prefs as you want them Good luck (This bug isn't really invalid, but what the heck - problem solved: verified)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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