Web Object does not launch in a new window

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If you have added a Web Object to your presentation and set it to launch in a new window, and your users are finding that the Web Object is not being launched automatically, there are a number of things that may be blocking the Web Object from launching in a new window:

  • The Web browser, such as Firefox, may automatically block new windows. Look for a prompt at the top of the browser window to permit the window to launch.
  • Your operating system, such as Windows XP SP2, may automatically block new windows that try to launch in Internet Explorer. Look for a prompt at the top of the browser window to permit the window to launch.
  • A browser add-in, such as Yahoo! Toolbar or Google Toolbar, may be configured to block new windows that try to open. Look for a prompt in your browser add-in and configure it to allow new windows to launch.

Note that if you’re using Internet Explorer on Windows XP SP2 and click directly to a slide containing a Web Object, it should launch without needing to specifically permit it to launch, but if your presentation is set to automatically advance to a slide containing the Web Object that launches in a new window, it may be blocked by XP SP2 security features, in which case you need to permit pop-ups from the site where the content is hosted.