Generally when editing with typo3 you need to keep track of at least two windows:
- The one you are using to do the edits - this is the one which appears once you have logged in to TYPO3;
- The one you are using to view the final result of your edits - this one pops up when you click an icon which includes the view symbol ().
Browsers behave in a variety of ways when they are asked to handle pop-ups. The settings below are recommended to use with TYPO3.
[N.B. MS-Windows is assumed in these examples.]
Modern browsers often include a "Pop-up Blocker" which is intended to prevent websites from popping up irritating windows with adverts etc. Most people think this is a good thing. However the blocker must be set up correctly in order to allow TYPO3 to work.
- From the Tools menu select Internet Options then the Privacy tab;
- Assuming you want the Pop-up blocker to operate ensure its box is checked then click on Settings;
- Now using the drop-down menu at the bottom set the Blocking level to Medium: block most automatic pop-ups.
- Click Close then OK.
- From the Tools menu select Options then the Content tab;
- Assuming you want the Pop-up blocker to operate ensure its box is checked then click on Exceptions;
- In the Address of website text box enter cs.ucl.ac.uk.
- Click Allow then Close then OK.
This may be installed in either Firefox or Internet Explorer and may include its own pop-up blocker. This should be turned off.
- Click the spanner symbol on the Google toolbar;
- Select the tools tab
- If a pop-up blocker is shown make sure it is unchecked.
Enabling tabbed browsing
Modern browsers allow several web pages to be open at one time. You can then switch between them by clicking on one of the tabs which are shown towards the top of the screen (see Fig. 1. below). If tabs are not enabled then each pop-up window launches a completely new instance of the browser which can lead to confusion.
(Version 7 and later. Earlier versions do not support tabbed browsing).
- From the Tools menu select Internet Options then the General tab;
- Click on Settings in the Tabs section;
- Under When a pop-up is encountered: check Let Internet Explorer decide how tabs should open;
- Under Open tabs from other programs in: check A new tab in the current window;
- Click OK twice.
- From the Tools menu select Options then the Tabs tab;
- Make sure that Open new windows in a new tab instead is checked;
- Click OK.
Make your chosen browser the default
Most people stick to one browser. However occasionally a pop-up window will cause a different browser to start. To avoid this make sure your chosen browser is set to be the default.
Make Internet Explorer your default browser
- Start Internet Explorer;
- From the Tools menu select Internet Options then the Programs tab;
- In the Default web browser section, if the Make default button is not greyed out then click it ;
- Click OK.
Make Firefox your default browser
- Start Firefox;
- From the Tools menu select Options then the Advanced tab;
- Select the General tab (from within the Advanced section);
- Under System Defaults ensure that Always check to see that Firefox is the default browser on start-up is checked;
- Click Check Now and, if Firefox is not currently the default, answer Yes;