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Old May 27th, 2005, 11:09 AM
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Default Can I force a browser's window size

    I have a stand-alone Flash training application (within an HTML page) which is to be used within a classroom. When a student clicks on a shortcut on the desktop, I would like to force the browser window to open to the exact dimensions of the app. Can this be done?
    I know that I can use javascript to launch another window to the exact dimensions I want, but, then, I can't find a way to close the launching window without having an alert appear. I don't think it really makes sense to make the students close the first window.

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You can't close the original window. For security reasons, you can only close windows that you opened using JavaScript. For all others, you'll get that confirmation window.

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Hi Chris,

You can use window.resizeTo to resize the window when it has loaded, e.g.:

<body onload="window.resizeTo(1024, 768);">

You can use document.body.scrollWidth and document.body.scrollHeight to get the width and height of the currently loaded document.


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