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IE in Qt with ActiveQt

I am a beginner to Qt, learning about qt and the features it provides. I was going through an example of Qt which shows how to use ActiveX controls inside Qt using ActiveQt, this example shows how to use WebBrowser control in Qt. Example application is very good but I wanted some additional functionality in this browser and its to block internet explorer to get launched when new popup window is created. What happening was when I click on a link which opens a popup window instead of opening my window an internet explorer was getting launched.. Well this is not what I want, I want it to open my window. To make this work I went through docs of WebBrowser control at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa752127(v=vs.85).aspx and tried to connect NewWindow, NewWindow2, NewWindow3 slots to block popup but after connecting all the slots and doing everything I found nothing was working...
So finally I decided to go through all the functions of WebBrowser object i.e. WebAxWidget. There I f…

World Wide Web or Patent Web!!

Day before yesterday I read a news about Facebook being sued by Yahoo for their social networking patents.. Every day I read a news about something is patented by some company, now I don't know about today's patent system, I mean how they approve them but I have seen some of the patents which are like a simple idea that any software developer can come up with but its patented... I read at least one news about some one being sued by someone for the patent that they have and we have seen(or I can say right now watching) the patent war which is happening between Samsung and Apple and Google and Microsoft on patents. These big companies buys companies with patents so that they can sue their competitors and block them to make profit. Word Wide Web I think was designed to make data or the information available to public but now it has became a patent web where if you do/design something you first need to check whether whatever you are developing whether is it patented, if yes then …