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F11 Fullscreen using Javascript

10:25 am on Aug 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am opening a new browser window (using target="_blank") and for various reasons want to give the user a set of options WITHIN that windoow: close; maximise; reduce; fullscreen.

At present these work fine together:

<a href="JavaScript:window.close()">close</a>
<a href="JavaScript:window.moveTo(0,0); window.resizeTo(screen.width,screen.height);">maximise</a>
<a href="JavaScript:window.moveTo(0,0); window.resizeTo(600,400);">reduce</a>

However, I cannot find any way to get fullscreen except via the following:

<a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="window.open('mypage.html','mypage','fullscreen=yes,scrollbars=yes')">
full screen</a>

However, it opens a new browser window, and adding '_self', prevents it from working at all.

Moreover, the maximise and reduce links are now deactivated.
It's the same problem if the user simply presses F11

Any simple solution to this?


3:27 pm on Aug 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It just can't be done. No way around it.

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