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Configuring Browsers to Allow External Media Windows

Several WDTB courses incorporate media (i.e., videos and Flash interactions) that launch in a window external to the browser containing the primary training content. For these media to open and work correctly, you need to configure your browser so that pop-up windows are allowed, at least in some form. This page provides instructions on how to do this for several different browsers.

NOTE: If viewing a local copy of WDTB Training, you will also need to configure your Flash Security Settings. WDTB has provided instructions on how to perform this task in Windows XP and Windows 7.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the "Tools" menu and choose "Internet Options"
  2. Select the "Privacy" tab
  3. You have two options:
    1. Toggle the Pop-up Blocker off or
    2. Toggle the Pop-up Blocker on, but allow specific sites
      1. Turn on the Pop-up Blocker
      2. Select the Settings button
      3. In the field "Address of website to allow", type in the URLs you wish to allow (e.g., doc.learn.com, www.wdtb.noaa.gov) and click the "Add" button
      4. Adjust Notifications and Blocking Level settings to your personal (or your local office's required) preferences
      5. Select the Close button
  4. Click the "OK" button

Mozilla Firefox (Windows)

  1. Click the "Tools" menu and choose "Options"
  2. Select the "Content" tab
  3. You have two options:
    1. Toggle "Block pop-up windows" off or
    2. Toggle "Block pop-up windows" on, but allow specific sites
      1. Turn on "Block pop-up windows"
      2. Select the "Exceptions" button
      3. In the field "Address of website", type in the URLs you wish to allow (e.g., doc.learn.com, www.wdtb.noaa.gov) and click the "Allow" button
      4. Select the Close button
  4. Click the "OK" button

Mozilla Firefox (Linux)

  1. Click the "Edit" menu and choose "Preferences"
  2. Click the "Content" tab
  3. You have two options:
    1. Toggle "Block pop-up windows" off or
    2. Toggle "Block pop-up windows" on, but allow specific sites
      1. Turn on "Block pop-up windows"
      2. Select the "Exceptions" button
      3. In the field "Address of website", type in the URLs you wish to allow (e.g., <file>) and click the "Allow" button
      4. Select the Close button
  4. Click the "Close" button
 
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