[Express] Pic in new window ... again...

Hi all,
Pic in new window works fine, except the Window name specified in the action seems ignored by all browsers. Safari, Firefox (both Mac & Windows) and IE use the image file name as the window title. Safari adds .jpg and the image size. IE is even worse and also adds the full file path from http://www… downwards to the image file name, in both the window title bar and an address bar below this. It looks extremely messy of course.

Specifying no toolbar, scrollbars etc works, but Window name in the action seems to make no difference in any browser. Is this a bug/deficiency in the action?


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Hi Ken,
The window name field is somewhat confusing as a lot of people mistake
this as the window title. The name field in the action simply gives
the resulting window a JavaScript reference (like a postal address if
you will) so that you can target the window with other links and
scripts from the rest of your site. If you wanted a page to open in
this window, for example, then you would use the window name as the
link target.
If you were to place an HTML page in the new window you’d be able to
specify the window title simply by using the page’s title attribute in
the inspector palette. Unfortunately the window just contains the
image so the bowser is left to create the window title from whatever
it can find which is why you are seeing a varied result. If you wanted
to clean the window title issue up then create a separate HTML page
and import each image into each in turn. Rather than use the Pic to
New Window action use the Spawn New WIndow action (or similar) and
select the HTML page rather than the image. Depending on the number of
images you have this may become a major undertaking to create and
manage but at least you’ll be able to control the window titles.
Regards,
Tim.

On 31 May 2009, at 20:55, Ken apthorpe wrote:

Hi all,
Pic in new window works fine, except the Window name specified in
the action seems ignored by all browsers. Safari, Firefox (both Mac
& Windows) and IE use the image file name as the window title.
Safari adds .jpg and the image size. IE is even worse and also adds
the full file path from http://www… downwards to the image file
name, in both the window title bar and an address bar below this.
It looks extremely messy of course.

Specifying no toolbar, scrollbars etc works, but Window name in the
action seems to make no difference in any browser. Is this a bug/
deficiency in the action?

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Thanks Tim
I was confused. I was hoping the action would provide a shortcut, without creating a heap of new pages, and site bloat. Pity that new pages is the only way to go to get a clean window title. Be nice if someone wrote a new image in new window action to specify window title aka the page inspector…:slight_smile:


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Hi Ken,
Actually here is another way (there is always another way) but I
stopped short of suggesting it simply because it is a bit convoluted.
The trick is to have a single html page that you can pass an image
reference to and the page displays that image when loaded in the
browser. The upshot is that you can have a single ‘host’ page that can
display any image you tell it to rather than having to have a thousand
html pages for your thousand images.
You can do this using PHP or JavaScript to ‘listen’ for the image
reference and if I get time I’ll dig out a block of suitable code for
you unless someone else has something to hand.
Regards,
Tim.

On 1 Jun 2009, at 02:46, Ken apthorpe wrote:

Thanks Tim
I was confused. I was hoping the action would provide a shortcut,
without creating a heap of new pages, and site bloat. Pity that new
pages is the only way to go to get a clean window title. Be nice if
someone wrote a new image in new window action to specify window
title aka the page inspector…:slight_smile:

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Thanks Tim, that would be great. Regards, Ken.


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So, in order to have a detail photo pop up in a new window after tagging a photo with the “Pic in New WIndow” action I have to create a page in my FW files that has just that picture in it so I can “name” it with the http://www. etc. and then create a link? Thanks for helping me understand this!


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Yes but there are many other ways to create a pop up detailed picture.

What version (Pro or Express) of FW do you have.

A common way is to use the Target show/hide image or layer action in conjunction with a rollover if you are really just trying to show a bigger picture when clicking/rolling over a thumbnail.

What exactly are you trying to achieve.

The ScriptyLightbox action can also display a larger pic on click in its own window with faded background. This example actually opens a full web page in a Lightbox http://deltadesign.co/examples/scriptylb2.html

David


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This might be a better example of ScriptyLightbox - click on the Penguin http://www.deltadesign.co/scripty.html

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