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Configuring your Browser for Popups and Javascript

Contents

Javascript
Popup Windows
Enable SSL

These instructions describe how to configure your browser to work with Popup's, Javascript, and SSL.

Javascript

The paragraphs below describe how to enable Javascript on recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape.

Windows & Internet Explorer 5.x, 6.x & 7.x

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. Select the Security tab, then click Custom Level
  3. Scroll down to Scripting and under Active Scripting, select Enable.
  4. Click OK. Click Yes to any popup asking if you want to change the security settings, then click OK.

Windows & Netscape 7.x

  1. On the Edit menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Advanced, click on Scripts & Plugins. (You may need to double click on Advanced first to display the options under it).
  3. Under the heading Enable JavaScript for select Navigator.
  4. Click OK.

Macintosh & Internet Explorer 5.x

  1. On the Explorer menu, click Preferences.
  2. Click on Web Browser.
  3. Click on Web Content.
  4. Select Enable scripting. (You may need to double click on Web Content first to display the options under it.)
  5. It is not necessary to select Show Scripting error alerts.
  6. Click OK.

Macintosh & Netscape 7.x

  1. On the Netscape menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Advanced, click on Scripts & Plugins. (You may need to double click on Advanced first to display the options under it.)
  3. Under the heading Enable JavaScript for select Navigator.
  4. Click OK.

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Popup Windows

The instructions below describe how to enable popup windows on recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape.


Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Internet Explorer

Service Pack 2 for Windows XP allows you to block popup windows in Internet Explorer.

You can tell if Service Pack 2 is installed on your PC, because this will be stated in the top row of details returned by the the browser tester.

If this service pack is installed on your PC, follow these instructions to ensure that popup windows are allowed.

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Under Privacy, there is a section called Pop-up Blocker.
  4. From this point, you have 2 options ...
  5. If you would like to allow popups for all websites, ensure the Block pop-ups checkbox is not ticked.
    Click Apply then OK.
  6. If you would like to block popups for most websites, ensure the Block pop-ups checkbox is ticked.
    Click Settings and if https://dcf-taccess.dcf.state.fl.us is not already in the list of allowed sites, enter https://dcf-taccess.dcf.state.fl.us into the box labelled Address of web site to allow:, then click Add.
    Click Close then OK.

Windows & Netscape 7.x

Recent versions of Netscape give you the option to suppress popup windows. Follow the instructions below to see if you have this option in your version of Netscape.

  1. On the Edit menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Privacy & Security, see if there is an option called Popup Windows. (You may need to double click on Privacy & Security first to display the options under it.)
  3. If you do not see Popup Windows, your browser does not give you the option to suppress popups.
  4. If you have a Popup Windows option click on it, then ...
  5. If you see a button called Allow Popups and you would like to allow popups for most websites, click that button then click Exceptions and ensure that https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us is not in the list. Remove it from the list if necessary.
  6. If you see a button called Suppress Popups and you would like to suppress popups for most websites, click that button then click Exceptions and enter https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us in the input box and click Add to add it to the list.
  7. If you see a checkbox for Block unrequested popup windows and you would like to suppress popups for most websites, tick the box then click Allowed Sites. Enter https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us in the input box and click Add to add it to the list.
  8. If you see a checkbox for Block unrequested popup windows and you would like to allow popups for all websites, untick the box.
  9. Click OK.

Macintosh & Netscape 7.x

Recent versions of Netscape give you the option to suppress popup windows. Follow the instructions below to see if you have this option in your version of Netscape.

  1. On the Netscape menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Privacy & Security, see if there is an option called Popup Windows. (You may need to double click on Privacy & Security first to display the options under it.)
  3. If you do not see Popup Windows, your browser does not give you the option to suppress popups.
  4. If you have a Popup Window option click on it, then ...
  5. If you would like to allow popups for most websites and you have a button called Allow Popups click that button then click Exceptions and ensure that https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us is not in the list. Remove it from the list if necessary.
  6. If you would like to suppress popups for most websites and you have a button called Suppress Popups, click that button then click Exceptions and enter https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us in the input box and click Add to add it to the list.
  7. If you would like to suppress popups for most websites and you have a checkbox for Block unrequested popup windows select this option then click Allowed Sites. Enter https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us in the input box and click Add to add it to the list.
  8. Click OK, OK.

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SSL

The paragraphs below describe how to enable SSL on recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape.

Windows & Internet Explorer 5.x, 6.x & 7.x

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll down to Security and select Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0. Ensure that Use TLS 1.0 is not selected.
  4. We also recommend that you select Do not save encrypted pages to disk.
  5. Click Apply, OK.

Windows & Netscape 7.x

  1. On the Edit menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Privacy & Security, click on SSL. (You may need to double click on Privacy & Security first to display the options under it.)
  3. Select Enable SSL Version 2 and Enable SSL Version 3. Ensure that Enable TLS is not selected.
  4. Click OK.

Macintosh & Netscape 7.x

  1. On the Netscape menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Privacy & Security, click on SSL. (You may need to double click on Privacy & Security first to display the options under it.)
  3. select Enable SSL Version 2 and Enable SSL Version 3. Ensure that Enable TLS is not selected.
  4. Click OK.