Popup Link

This behavior opens a specified URL in a new window, and offers many additional features.

General features

  • Specify name and appearance of popup window,
  • Optionally specify the popup's location on screen,
  • Optionally specify a relative popup width/height (in % of the screen).

Special features

When applied to a link, the behavior offers the option to take the 'href' attribute of the current link as its target URL. This has the following advantages:

  • No more 'null' links (eg. href="javascript:;" or href="#") needed,
  • XHTML Strict mode compatible,
  • Originating link still works with JavaScript disabled,
  • Search engines will be able to normally 'spider' the links.

New: Can now be applied to other HTML elements besides links. Furthermore, in addition to only taking the 'href' attribute of a current link, it is now possible to specify the URL to display. As such the extension can now be used more generally to create popup windows.

Want to know what has changed in the latest version? See the list of fixes and enhancements.

UI Access

Access this behavior:
step 1 - select the popup trigger, and
step 2 - choose 'Popup Link' from the 'FlevOOware' flyout in the Behaviors palette.

Type: Behavior
Product: Dreamweaver 4, Dreamweaver MX, UltraDev 4, Dreamweaver 4.01, Dreamweaver MX 2004, Dreamweaver 7
Browser: All

Marja Ribbers-de Vroed

Marja Ribbers-de VroedWell, what's there to tell?

I worked as a software engineer for a well-known Dutch software company for about 10 years. But then I decided I did not want to work there anymore.
Since then, I've been working with my husband in our own company.

I "discovered" web development early 2000, and I soon found out that I could actually create my own extra (DHTML) features in Dreamweaver by building custom extensions.
My first extension was Cross-browser AutoScroller, but I've developed several other ones since then.

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download link not working
November 14, 2010 by Krishna Badarla

Your download link pops up showing as working but  download doesn't start

Best Pop-Up Extension I've Used Yet!
April 20, 2009 by Andy Laverdiere, Jr.

Great job, Marja!
    This extension has allowed me to replace several different extensions scripts I was using prior to finding it.  The greatest feature is the "Move window to top when re-activated".  This will keep a visitor's screen clean of a bunch of pop-ups or from the pop-up getting buried each time they want to view the next record's unique information for a particular field.

Thanks for this handy tool!  

Best Pop-Up Extension I've Used Yet
April 20, 2009 by Andy Laverdiere, Jr.
January 27, 2007 by . .
nice bit of kit! cheers
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