Popup Windows Blocked - Beeping

Some sections of our system require that you allow popup windows. (ex. edting shifts or entering work time preferences). If you are having trouble bringing up a window or if your computer makes a beep or sound that indicates that popup windows are being blocked, you can either turn off your popup blocker or set your blocker up to allow popups from our website.

Turning OFF your Popup Blocker


If you use Internet Explorer for windows:

IE Turn off Blocker


Select Tools and then Turn Off Blocker



If you use Firefox: 

firefox

hit next button


If you have a google toolbar:

click popup to show popup allowed


If you have a Yahoo toolbar,


yahoo popup < Turn off here.



or Set your Popup Blocker to allow popups from WhenToWork.com

Internet Explorer

Detect if Internet Explorer is blocking a popup window

A popup window may be blocked by Internet Explorer or one of its plugins, such as Google toolbar,

If you see this icon underneath the address bar
IE popup or this icon IE popup icon on the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), Internet Explorer has blocked a pop-up window. Follow the instructions below to unblock it.

If you see this iconyahoo blockon in the toolbar below the address bar, one of Internet Explorer's plugins (such as Google or Yahoo toolbar) has blocked a pop-up window. Follow the instructions below to unblock it.

Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Internet Explorer

To unblock a pop-up window that Internet Explorer has blocked, follow these steps:
  1. Click on the popup blocker icon IE icon on the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), to display the blocker menu
  2. From the menu, select the "Always allow Pop-ups from This Site ..." option
    IE icon setting

  3. Click on the Yes button to confirm
  4. Reload the webpage

This will make Internet Explorer save the WhenToWork.com web site in its list of Allowed Sites so that in the future all pop-ups from WhenToWork.com webpages will be displayed. If the pop-up window is still being blocked, check that it's not being blocked by one of Internet Explorer's plugins.

Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by an Internet Explorer plugin

The following example demonstrates accepting a popup window that the Google toolbar plugin has blocked:

  • From the Plugin toolbar, left click on the icon (highlighted in red) shown in the image below:

    IE plugin

    Clicking this button will allow all popups from WhenToWork.com web pages.

If the popup window is still being blocked, check that it's not being blocked by Internet Explorer itself.

Setting preferences in Internet Explorer to allow pop-ups from WhenToWork.com websites

Another option is to change the default settings in Internet Explorer to allow popups from WhenToWork.com websites. To use that method follow the steps below:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Pop-up Blocker >> Pop-up Blocker Settings ...
    IE popup

  2. In the field titled Address of the website to allow, type WhenToWork.com and click the Add button. The WhenToWork.com website should now appear in the list of allowed sites as shown below.
    IE allow


  3. Click on the Close button to save and exit

The WhenToWork.com website will now be saved to your list of Internet Explorer Allowed Sites for pop-up windows. Unfortunately, setting the Internet Explorer preferences to allow pop-ups from a site will not guarantee they will always be displayed. If you have an Internet Explorer plugin installed which is blocking pop-ups, it will need to be configured separately as shown above.


Firefox

Detect if Firefox is blocking a pop-up window

If below the address bar you see a toolbar like this appear: 
Firefox icon

This indicates a pop-up has been blocked by Firefox. Follow the instructions below to unblock it.

Unblock a pop-up window that has been blocked by Firefox

To unblock a pop-up window that Firefox has blocked, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the pop-up blocker toolbar (see image above) to display the blocker menu
  2. From the menu, select the "Allow popups for WhenToWork.com" option
  3. Reload the page

This will make Firefox save the WhenToWork.com web site in its list of Allowed Sites so that in the future all pop-ups from WhenToWork.com web pages will be displayed.

Setting preferences in Firefox to allow pop-ups from WhenToWork.com website

Another option is to change the settings in Firefox browser preferences to allow popups from WhenToWork.com website, to use that method follow the steps below:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options
  2. Click on the Web Features tab located on the left of the window
    Firefox popup

  3. From there, you will see a checked option called Block Popup Windows. To the right of this is a button titled Allowed Sites. Click on this button.
  4. In the Address of web site field, enter WhenToWork.com and check Allow. The WhenToWork.com website should now appear in the list of allowed sites as shown below. 
    Firefox allow

  5. Click OK twice to save and exit.

This will make Firefox save the WhenToWork.com web site in its list of Allow Sites so that in the future all pop-ups from WhenToWork.com will be displayed.