Advertisement on default plugin page for java sometimes pushes download links off of window

VERIFIED FIXED in Future

Status

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Core
Plug-ins
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
18 years ago
18 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Assigned: rebron)

Tracking

Trunk
Future
x86
Windows 98
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
About 50% of the time, the "Download Java plugin" popup window contains a large 
advertisement that pushes the download-java links off the edge of the page.  
This makes it difficult to download Java.

You may need to delete "none" entries from 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Default Plugin
using regedit.exe in order to make the popup appear (bug 41334).


Test pages: 

java
http://www.georgewbush.com/
http://home.netscape.com/plugins/jvm.html?mimetype=application/x-java-vm

quicktime
http://george-w-dance.homepage.com/
http://cgi.netscape.com/cgi-bin/plugins/get_plugin.cgi?mimetype=video/quicktime


Other problems on the popup pages:
- Shouldn't have ads, because people hate popup ads.  There will be plenty of
  room to show ads and "click here!" 's once the user gets to netcenter.
- If ads are completely necessary, the ad links need to be target="_blank".
- They ignore the possibility that the user is using font-size scaling (ctrl-J 
or ctrl-K).

Comment 1

18 years ago
cc:rebron since this might be netcentre related. I have seen this problem too.
Not a Netscape 6 RTM blocker. FUTURE. This bug has been marked Future because
the Netscape engineer it is assigned to is overburdened.
Target Milestone: --- → Future
(Assignee)

Comment 3

18 years ago
www.georgewbush.com ???
Reassign this bug to rebron please.  We'll take care of it over at Netcenter.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

18 years ago
reassigning to rebron@netscape.com
Assignee: av → rebron
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 5

18 years ago
fixed.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

18 years ago
verified thah this works fine now., used win trunk build 1212. Jesse, pls 
reverify.thanks!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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