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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

bug 139 - javascript dialogs don't center correctly in IE

Issue: #139
Affects: IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9 PP4
Partially Affects: Safari 3 (alert & confirm only)
Status Fixed in Safari 4 Beta

MSIE Feedback ID: 333954

JavaScript has 3 dialogs for user interaction;
& Prompt.

You've already read that the prompt dialog is in serious need of an overhaul (bug 109), but even the alert() and confirm() dialogs need help too.

So, what's wrong with the alert() and confirm() dialogs? The Centering.

They center on the Desktop, not the Browser Window.

Why is this wrong? Well if you surf with a full screen window, you won't ever notice, but if you have a wide screen LCD, or 2 or more monitors your desktop is wide enough to see 2, or even 3 applications/web pages at once.

So, if you have a wide screen, the dialogs appear out of the browser window, out of context... but if you have a dual screen setup, the dialogs appear SPLIT! across 2 screens making them completely unreadable.

Known Workarounds: None.

Related Issues: (bug 109).

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