The Chrome Web Browser is ever changing so these instructions are valid for version 21 and above at this time 2-5-2013.  My previous postings and Google Doc on the subject are now out of date.

Some Background:
Many web apps that we use are launched from a parent web page using a technology called a popup page. Unfortunately some Ad's are delivered in this same way.  However, there are generally only one or two of these depending on the site you are visiting and most web developers no longer rely on this method of pushing Ad's because web browsers block them through the use of the popup blockers by default.  It is safe to turn off this technology because the use of the popup blocker usually masks additional issues your computer may have such as malware.  If you turn off the popup blocker and you are inundated with Ad's then you have malware that needs to be removed.

To turn off the popup blocker on the Chrome browser do the following:

While in Chrome click on the Settings icon in the upper right corner (three dashed lines) and select "Settings" in the menu.  At the bottom of the page click the link for "Show Advanced Settings". In the Privacy section Click the "Content Settings..." button.  Scroll down to Popups and select "Allow all sites to show popups".  You can also be more selective and just allow certain websites to popup a page by clicking the Manage Exceptions button and in the Hostname Pattern field enter the website address pattern such as infinitecampus.org.

 

Many of you are having issues using Infinite Campus grade book.  There are a couple of things to be aware of.

#1.  Infinite Campus released a new updated version of their grade book just before the launch of the new school year.  We re-imaged your Dell laptops just before you left for summer.  Java has updates to it almost daily.  If Infinite Campus made use of a java version that is so new that your current version will not work then I need to update your Java.  SO if grade book is not work at all - message says Plug-in required, then make sure you get your laptop to me.

#2.  Apple recently sent out an update that removed the ability for Firefox and other NON-APPLE browsers to even detect that java is available on your Mac.  It will be necessary at this point now to download and install the newest version of Firefox - version 5.0.1 or higher, and other than Safari, Firefox may be the only other browser you can use at this time with Infinite Campus on the Mac.