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Controlling Appearance of Window

     
6:39 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I want to be able to control the appearance of a window ie:
scrollbars, location, resize etc.

But I want to do this from within the page itself, as with eg. window maximise scripts.

All I can find are scripts for doing this by opening from another page.

Can anyone help?

10:41 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is not posible to controll all the attributes, but you can control some. For example, you can position on the screen by accessing the DOM using javascript. For example:

window.resizeTo(window.screen.availWidth/2);
window.screen.left = 1;
window.resizeTo( window.screen.availHeight/4 );
window.screen.top = 0;

See [webmasterworld.com...] for further discussion on posssible cludges.

Shawn

7:38 am on Apr 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looks like a good cludge would be to have a new window pop up another window, then close itself.

Where can I find a script to do this?

8:32 am on Apr 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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A quick and dirty is:

onload="javascript:window.open('url_of_new_window.html','WindowName','menubar=no,toolbar=no,status=no,width=100,height=100,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); window.close()"

(I think that should work, haven't tested.)

However, do you really need to? It will look pretty clunky, and if you don't need to remove the toolbars, status bars, and scroll-bars then you should be able to do the rest without closing the window. Personally, I think its pretty condescending to your website visitors to remove the status bars & toolbars; and removing the scroll bars makes it difficult for people with small screens (such as on a PDA) to view your site. So have a think about whether you really need it or not...

Shawn

8:46 am on Apr 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I agree with ShawnR, I really hate it when a website takes away my menubar and toolbar.
I can't think of any good reason to do it.

I'm quite capable of making my browser full screen myself if I have to. :)

 

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