After a pop-up window opens in Internet Explorer 7, a half-transparent band appears at the top of the new Internet Explorer window

After a pop-up window opens in Internet Explorer 7, a half-transparent band appears at the top of the new Internet Explorer window

Article ID : 949428
Last Review : March 28, 2008
Revision : 1.0
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Consider the following scenario:

• On a Windows Vista-based computer, you use the Windows Aero color scheme feature.
• You enable the transparency option in the Windows Aero color scheme feature.
• While you are using Windows Internet Explorer 7, a pop-up window opens.

In this scenario, a half-transparent band appears at the top of the new Internet Explorer window.

This issue occurs if the following conditions are true:

• The Web page uses the Window.Open script function to open the Internet Explorer pop-up window.
• In the script function, the navigation bar is configured to be invisible.

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Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista, x86-based versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Update.mum Not Applicable 1,946 12-Mar-2008 17:48 Not Applicable
X86_fdffc99ba7af78421b52d3402b263bef_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20790_none_16f36e14bdba6e53.manifest Not Applicable 695 12-Mar-2008 17:48 Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20790_none_62e47b78ca5f139b.manifest Not Applicable 748,166 12-Mar-2008 07:06 Not Applicable
Ieframe.dll 7.0.6000.20790 6,068,224 12-Mar-2008 04:34 x86
Ieui.dll 7.0.6000.20790 180,736 12-Mar-2008 04:34 x86

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Copy the following sample code into a text file. Then, use the name Openie7.htm to save the file as an HTML file.

<HTML>    <BODY bgcolor=maroon>        <form>            <input type=button value=test'openie7.htm','_blank','resizable=yes, menubar=no, toolbar=no')>        </form>    </BODY></HTML>


• After you set the value of the menubar field to 0, the menu bar does not appear even when you press the ALT key.
• After you set the values of the menubar field and of the toolbar field to 0, the toolbar and any additional third-party user interfaces are disabled.
2. Publish the HTML file to a Web server.
3. Use Internet Explorer 7 on a Windows Vista-based computer to access the HTML file on the Web server.
4. In the Web page, click test. A pop-up window appears.
5. In the pop-up window, click test. A new pop-up window appears. A half-transparent band appears at the top of this new window.

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• Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista

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