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The FFC chatroom utilizes a pop-up window.
Below are instructions on configuring pop-up blockers (Bazz - read carefully)

If your blocking software is set to block all pop-ups, then you will not be able to use the chatroom. In order to use the chatroom you must allow pop-ups. Some software allows you to specify sites from which pop-ups are allowed, while others have global settings. For more information, please choose the appropriate item in the following list:

Windows XP, SP2 Pop-up Blocker

When you install SP2, Pop-up Blocker is turned on in Internet Explorer and set to the medium setting, which means it will block most automatic pop-ups. The default settings for the pop-up blocker allow you to see pop-ups that are opened when you click a link or button on a website. You can adjust these settings so that Pop-up Blocker works the way you want it to.

Open Internet Explorer.

  1. Select the "Tools" menu
  2. Select "Pop-up Blocker"
  3. Select "Pop-up Blocker Settings"

If you want to see pop-up windows from a specific website, type the address (or URL) of the site in the "Address of Web site to allow" box, and then click "Add."

*To temporarily allow a site to display pop-ups, click the Information Bar when it notifies you that a pop-up has been blocked. Then click "Temporarily Allow Pop-ups."

Google Toolbar
Fortunately, it is easy to tell the Google Toolbar to stop blocking specific websites such as this. Just go to the 5th Rock website and click the pop-up blocking button in the Toolbar.

MSN Pop-up Guard
MSN Pop-up Guard is part of the MSN Toolbar for Internet Explorer. By default it blocks all pop-ups, and therefore blocks the chatroom. Just go to the 5th Rock website, click the black down arrow on the pop-up blocker, and click "Allow Pop-ups for this Site" on the menu.

Yahoo! Toolbar
The pop-up blocker in the Yahoo! toolbar for Internet Explorer by default blocks all pop-ups, and therefore blocks the chatroom. Make sure that the blocker is enabled, and then allow it to block a pop-up from 5th Rock. The toolbar keeps a list of sites from which it has blocked pop-ups, and then allows you to choose from which of these sites you want to allow pop-ups.

In the list of recently-blocked pop-ups, click "www.fifthrock.com", and then click "Allow". This will add www.fifthrock.com to the list of allowed sources of pop-ups.

Netscape 7.1 and Mozilla 1.4+
The Mozilla browser includes a pop-up blocker that by default blocks all pop-ups, and therefore blocks the chatroom. Netscape 7.1 is a re-badged version of Mozilla 1.4. Both of these browsers enable you to stop blocking cookies from specific websites. Just go to the 5th Rock website and then:

  1. Select the "Tools" menu
  2. Select "Popup Manager"
  3. Select "Allow Popups From This Site"

Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox browser includes a pop-up blocker that by default allows all pop-ups, and therefore does not block the chatroom. You may prefer to block all pop-ups, and then specifically allow pop-ups for 5th Rock. To do this:

  1. Select the "Tools" menu
  2. Select "Options..."
  3. Select "Web Features..."
  4. Click "Block Popup Windows" so that a check appears in the check box
  5. Click "Add Site..."
  6. Type "www.fifthrock.com" and click "OK"
  7. Click "OK"

Opera 7.5
The Opera browser includes a pop-up blocker that by default allows all pop-ups, and this is the setting that is required for the chatroom. If you need to change back to this default setting:

  1. Select the "Tools" menu
  2. Select "Preferences..."
  3. Select "Windows"
  4. Click the black down arrow opposite "Pop-ups"
  5. Select "Open all pop-ups"
  6. Click the "Apply" button
  7. Click the "OK" button

Note that in the same section of Preferences, "Window handling" must be set to "Prefer separate windows" for the chatroom window to function correctly.

The pop-up settings can also be changed in the Quick Preferences menu that appears when you press the F12 key. Note that Opera is by default set to identify itself as MSIE 6.0 - this is the proper setting if you want to use the chatroom.

Safari
The Safari browser includes a pop-up blocker that by default blocks all pop-ups, and therefore blocks the chatroom. This default setting is indicated by a check to the left of the item on the Safari menu. To allow pop-ups, click the menu item to remove the tick.

Other pop-up blockers
For other pop-up blockers, we recommend either (i) setting an option that blocks only unrequested pop-ups, or (ii) setting an option that blocks all pop-ups but allows for some websites to be specified as exceptions, and including www.fifthrock.com in your list of exceptions. The Help for your blocking software should tell you how to do this. If the firewall or security software covers a network, not just your own computer, then you should consult your Network Administrator.

Another possible reason for the chatroom not working is that your firewall does not allow any JavaScript commands to be passed (JavaScript is used to create pop-up windows). If this is the case, then you will need to ask your Network Administrator to enable JavaScript for the www.fifthrock.com site.