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hecster2k
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: sj, ca, usa
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 03-01-2002 18:20

If you do a window.open, then minimize it, then try to refresh it, is there any way to do this without having the window pop back up?

What i'm trying to do is set an autorefresh on a window i opened, but don't want it to keep popping up every couple of minutes. need to check for new updates to the page automatically, yet keep it minimized so i can do what i'm doing without having to keep getting interrupted.

the more i hang around in this crazy home, the harder i find it to hang onto my sanity...

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-01-2002 20:13

Use meta tags to refresh the page periodically. It should refresh whether the window is minimized or not.

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="60">
.
.
.
</head>

hecster2k
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: sj, ca, usa
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 03-01-2002 23:45

this is what i'm doing now currently. problem is, everytime the refresh comes around, it brings the window back up. this becomes annoying after a while if i'm busy typing emails and documents all day long and this window keeps stealing the focus. this is why i was wondering if it can refresh and stay minimized?

the more i hang around in this crazy home, the harder i find it to hang onto my sanity...

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-02-2002 01:50

hmm... then I'm not sure about this one because it stays minimized on my system. Maybe someone else can help.

hecster2k
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: sj, ca, usa
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 03-05-2002 23:21

what browser/os setup are you using? i'd like to test this further. maybe this is a behavior that was fixed in newer versions of ie?

the more i hang around in this crazy home, the harder i find it to hang onto my sanity...

maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-05-2002 23:25

not sure if this'll work but try something like onload="window.blur"


http://www.kewlster.com

hecster2k
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: sj, ca, usa
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 03-05-2002 23:30

looks like it's working for me now. may just be an older browser version? i'll research further.... thanks!

the more i hang around in this crazy home, the harder i find it to hang onto my sanity...

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