I have a select box that calls window.open(url) when an item is selected. Firefox will open the page in a new tab by default. However, I would like the page to open in a new window, not a new tab.
How can I accomplish this?
Give the window a ‘specs’ parameter with width/height. See here for all the possible options.
window.open(url, windowName, "height=200,width=200");
When you specify a width/height, it will open it in a new window instead of a tab.
You don’t need to use height, just make sure you use
_blank, Without it, it opens in a new tab.
For a empty window:
window.open('', '_blank', 'toolbar=0,location=0,menubar=0');
For a specific URL:
window.open('http://www.google.com', '_blank', 'toolbar=0,location=0,menubar=0');
I may be wrong, but from what I understand, this is controlled by the user’s browser preferences, and I do not believe that this can be overridden.
window.open("", [window name], "height=XXX,width=XXX,modal=yes,alwaysRaised=yes");
I have some code that does what your say, but there is a lot of parameters in it. I think these are the bare minimum, let me know if it doesn’t work, I’ll post the rest.
You might try following function:
The HTML code for execution:
<a href="#" onclick="open('http://www.google.com')">google search</a>
You shouldn’t need to. Allow the user to have whatever preferences they want.
Firefox does that by default because opening a page in a new window is annoying and a page should never be allowed to do so if that is not what is desired by the user. (Firefox does allow you to open tabs in a new window if you set it that way).