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On starting an html page, how can I force the browser to open as a window of, lets say, 300 x 300 pixels? I know how to open a second window with predefined mesures, so that is not the question. I'm talking about the first one. Can it also be centered on the screen?
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Question by:Zoroaster
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by:Epsylon
ID: 1280074
Use javescript method window.open like this:

<FORM NAME="myform">
<INPUT TYPE="button" NAME="Button1" VALUE="Open Sesame!"
   onClick="window.open
   ('sesame.html', 'newWin', 'scrollbars=yes,status=yes,width=300,height=300')">
</FORM>


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[windowVar = ][window].open("URL", "windowName", ["windowFeatures"])

windowVar is the name of a new window. Use this variable when referring to a window's properties, methods, and containership.

URL specifies the URL to open in the new window.

windowName is the window name to use in the TARGET attribute of a <FORM> or <A> tag. windowName can contain only alphanumeric or underscore (_) characters.

windowFeatures is a comma-separated list of any of the following options and values:

   toolbar[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   location[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   directories[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   status[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   menubar[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   scrollbars[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   resizable[=yes|no]|[=1|0]
   width=pixels
   height=pixels

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by:Zoroaster
ID: 1280075
I was affraid to get this kind of answer... Although well documented, this was not the question. I stated clearly that I want to open the FIRST page with predefined mesures, NOT the second or third. Can you review this?
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by:Epsylon
ID: 1280076
Guess the only way to do this is to write an ActiveX component that uses the MoveWindow api function. But then you will have annoying security warnings etc.
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by:Zoroaster
ID: 1280077
OK, I'll leave the question open for a few more days, awaiting some more comments. If there is nog solution, I'll grade this for you. Thanks anyway for your help.
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by:hide011199
ID: 1280078
you can change current windows size(for NN4 or IE4), below.


<HTML>
<HEAD>
<SCRIPT Language="JavaScript">
<!--
scrWidth = screen.width;
scrHeight = screen.height;
window.resizeTo(300,300);
window.moveTo(scrWidth/2-150, scrHeight/2-150);
// -->
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>


<BODY>
</BODY>
</HTML>

thanks.
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by:Zoroaster
ID: 1280079
Yes, Hide, this is exactly what I want. I'll reopen the question for you. Sorry Epsylon, but I'll have to reject your answer. Thanks anyway for your help.
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hide011199 earned 80 total points
ID: 1280080
you can change current windows size(for NN4 or IE4), below.

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<SCRIPT Language="JavaScript">
<!--
scrWidth = screen.width;
scrHeight = screen.height;
window.resizeTo(300,300);
window.moveTo(scrWidth/2-150, scrHeight/2-150);
// -->
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>


<BODY>
</BODY>
</HTML>

thanks.

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by:Zoroaster
ID: 1280081
This works very fine indeed. Thanks, hide.
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