Parallel windows redux

Volume 10, Issue 136; 01 Dec 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

I'm driving two browser windows in parallel again. That's good news for my presentations.

A year ago, give or take, I tried to get my XML 2006 presentation to work using “parallel windows”. That is, where changing the speaker notes displayed in one Firefox window drives the display of my slides in another window, the one being projected. It didn't work.

Back in February, I asked for a little help, but didn't get any.

Now I'm working on my slides for XML 2007 and it really bugs me that it doesn't work. I mean, I've thought it through and it should.

Since working on slides is hard and not much fun and tinkering with JavaScript is easy and fun, I decided to distract myself from real work by trying once more to get it working.

And it does. It just works again. Exactly like it used to, just like it should.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps, from my point of view), this is a different Firefox install on a different platform. So maybe I'll never know why it didn't work for a year.

I don't care. It works again, which makes me happy. Except, of course, that it didn't distract me very long, so I guess I'll have to go back to refining my slides. Well, after writing a weblog post :-)