Using the PROMPT command with IE

Share your tips, tricks and favorite iMacros macros, scripts and applications for web automation in general here.

Moderator: iMacros Moderators

Using the PROMPT command with IE

by Tom, Tech Support on Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:57 am

You may have noticed that when you replay a macro containing a PROMPT command, the following information bar may appear at the top of the page in IE:

Allow scripted windows infobar.png
Allow scripted windows infobar.png (3.09 KIB) Viewed 10299 times

This is due to the following reason (from a Microsoft website):
Internet Explorer has blocked a website from using a small program (called a script) to display a separate window. Hackers sometimes use scripted windows to mimic legitimate windows, such as login screens, that appear on websites. If you trust the website and want to allow the scripted window, click the Information Bar, and then click Temporarily Allow Scripted Windows.

In this case the "small program/script" displaying the separate window (prompt dialog) is iMacros, and since you are the creator/user of the macro I would assume you trust your own macro and would want to always allow this pop-up dialog to be displayed:
To always allow scripted windows, check the 'Allow websites to prompt for information using scripted windows' custom security setting.

Tom, iMacros Support
Tom, Tech Support
Posts: 3326
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 9:59 am

Return to How-To's and useful iMacros: All other topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests