Pop-Up Window Blocking
What are Pop-Up Windows?
Pop-Up windows are windows that seem to appear out of nowhere when you are browsing the web. Often they appear in the form of annoying advertising, but they are also useful for web sites to use legitimately to display messages or view new pages without closing old ones.

Your Current Blocking Status
Pop-Up Windows that are a result of an action performed by you -> Check Again
Pop-Up Windows that appear without any user action ->
Why block Pop-Up Windows?
Often people use software to block Pop-Up windows, to stop annoying advertisements from appearing in front of what they are reading.

What problems will a Pop-Up Blocker cause when I use Planet Ranger?
Some pop-up blocking software is quite intelligent and will block only Pop-Up windows that are not the result of a mouse click or key press. These blockers will only stop your autosave feature when you are writing diary entries. Remember to save often!
Less subtle Pop-Up blockers will block all Pop-Ups. If you are on your home computer, we suggest changing to a more intelligent one. This type of blocker will affect uploading photos to Planet Ranger. Your photos will upload, but you will not receive any feedback from the status bar. All you will see is an empty window while your photos upload. You will have to be patient.

How Do I Turn off Pop-Up Blocking?

If you are in an internet café you may not be able to. You could try asking the person running the café to help out. Otherwise here are a few pointers on turning off different Pop-Up Blocking systems.

The Google Toolbar - (Internet Explorer, Windows)

The Google Toolbar looks like the image below. To allow Pop-Ups for the whole Planet Ranger site, click on the button that is shown being clicked below. (Note: The number on the button will likely be different to that shown.)

The MSN Toolbar - (Internet Explorer, Windows)
The MSN Toolbar looks like the image below. To allow Pop-Ups for the whole Planet Ranger site, click on the button that is shown being clicked below. (Note: The number on the button will likely be different to that shown.)
Safari Web Browser - Macintosh
To allow Pop-Up windows in Safari, click as shown on the left.

Norton Firewall
The Norton Firewall is a system level Pop-Up Blocker. It is also not particularly subtle. More information on this can be found at:
www.symantec.com.


There are probably many other Pop-Up Blocking applications out there, we haven't listed them all. Unfortunately if you contact us about blocking software it is unlikely we will be able to figure out your system and help.

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