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Hiding URL bar and status bar on CRM popup forms RRS feed

  • Question

  • Not sure whether this is a MS Explorer 7 thing or CRM thing, but how can I hide the URL bar at the top of my form and the status bar at the bottom, it looks a little messy and is using up valuable space on my forms.  Any solutions would be appreciated?

    Jim 
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:38 PM

Answers

  • The address bar you see after hitting Ctrl-n is typeable; you can enter a new address in that address bar and go to a new site.  Generally, when working in CRM in application mode, the address bar is not visible because the user should not be using the toolbars, the back button, or typing in a new address.

    In IE 7, a new setting was implemented to help combat phishing.  Because it was possible through javascript to open a new window with no address bar, a phisher could create a site and the user would not know the site was fake.  The setting in IE is accessible in Internet Options, on the Security tab.  In the Miscellaneous section, you can enable or disable Allow websites to open windows without Address or Status bars.  If the setting is enabled, all new CRM windows, if CRM is in that zone, will appear with no address bar.  If the setting is disabled, all new CRM windows, if CRM is in that zone, will appear with a read-only address bar just below the title of the window.

    Review FAQ number 2 here for pictures: http://navigator.yourniagara.ca/navigator/htmLib/FAQIE7.htm

    • Marked as answer by Jimbo64 Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:33 PM
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:29 PM

All replies

  • I believe, in Administration::System Settings::Customizations tab you must UNCHECK the application mode check box.
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 6:23 PM
  • After some cursory testing, I cannot determine a way to remove the status bar from the bottom of the forms, however to remove the URL, if mardukes suggestion does not achieve your desired results:  In Internet Options in IE, click the Security tab, select the zone where your CRM server resides, and click Custom Level.  In the Miscellaneous section, Enable Allow websites to open without Address or Status bars.

    You will have to close all open IE windows to see the change.
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:27 PM
  • Thanks for that and now I know where it is.  However, it's not worked, it may well have been an add-on that has caused the effect, as it seemed to appear one day and it seems unaffected by the checking adn unchecking of the box.

    Jim
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:27 PM
  • Hi Jim,

    The URL address bar and the status bar is an IE 7 Setting, you can't really change it. However if you use CRM in "Application" mode, it will popup a new window without the address bar and status bar. Hope this helps.
    Darren Liu | 刘嘉鸿 | MS CRM MVP | English Blog: http://msdynamicscrm-e.blogspot.com | Chinese Blog: http://liudarren.spaces.live.com
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:31 PM
    Moderator
  • Jim,

    Also can you check your IE setting to see if you opening up the new windows in a new tab instead of a new popup windows?


    Darren Liu | 刘嘉鸿 | MS CRM MVP | English Blog: http://msdynamicscrm-e.blogspot.com | Chinese Blog: http://liudarren.spaces.live.com
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Whether the status bar appears on new IE windows is an IE setting, but that setting is overridden by CRM, so that all new windows have a status bar.  If by address bar you mean the current address and the back, forward and refresh buttons, that setting is the "Application Mode" setting referenced by Darren.  If by address bar you just mean the current address which appears below the title bar, then you can change that setting in Internet Options.  Reference my earlier post for the exact steps.
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:51 PM
  • I just opened up a contact record and there is no URL on it.  If I then press CTRL-n, the newly opened page has all the browser toolbars including the one with the URL field.  I don't know what you mean by two different addresses.
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:59 PM
  • The address bar you see after hitting Ctrl-n is typeable; you can enter a new address in that address bar and go to a new site.  Generally, when working in CRM in application mode, the address bar is not visible because the user should not be using the toolbars, the back button, or typing in a new address.

    In IE 7, a new setting was implemented to help combat phishing.  Because it was possible through javascript to open a new window with no address bar, a phisher could create a site and the user would not know the site was fake.  The setting in IE is accessible in Internet Options, on the Security tab.  In the Miscellaneous section, you can enable or disable Allow websites to open windows without Address or Status bars.  If the setting is enabled, all new CRM windows, if CRM is in that zone, will appear with no address bar.  If the setting is disabled, all new CRM windows, if CRM is in that zone, will appear with a read-only address bar just below the title of the window.

    Review FAQ number 2 here for pictures: http://navigator.yourniagara.ca/navigator/htmLib/FAQIE7.htm

    • Marked as answer by Jimbo64 Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:33 PM
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:29 PM
  • If the popup URL is hosted in same IIS , window.open method will hide the Address bar by using location=no properties . But if you are opening some external website or outside network then you need to make sure the URL is added as a trusted site in browser . Here is the step you need to follow.

    Step 1 : Go to Internet explorer Settings- > Internet Options  -->Security Tab-->Click on Sites --> Add the URL which you are opening .

    Step 2: Security Tab-->Custom Level -->check below screenshot highlighted  option under Miscellaneous

    Hope this is will help!!! 

    Thanks

    Gautam

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:31 PM