Cancel/kill window.setTimeout() before it happens

Cancel/kill window.setTimeout() before it happens

I have a few places where I use the line below to clear out a status, for example. I have a few of these that hang out for 10 seconds or more and if the user gets clicking around the action can occur at incorrect time intervals.
window.setTimeout(function() { removeStatusIndicator(); }, statusTimeout);

Is it possible to cancel or kill this with some jQuery or JavaScript code, so I don’t have this process hanging around?


Solution 1:

var timer1 = setTimeout(function() { removeStatusIndicator(); }, statusTimeout);


Solution 2:

The window.clearTimeout() should do what you are trying to achieve.