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I'm using Javascript1.2, in both IE 5 and Netscape 4.6.   I have a javascript funciton that opens a window. I need for this window to always be on top. Currently I'm using the alwaysRasied feature (though I can't guarentee that users will have UniversalBrowserWrite privilege). In addition this doesn't work in IE. (according to my docs)

Is there a way to do this?

Here's my current open call:

  var w=window.open('','winName', config='height=250,width=500,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,alwaysRaised=yes,menubar=yes,screenX=0,left=0,top=0');

If the answer is no - then is there a way I can find a window object by name? I could then close the window and reopen it. Though that's not very efficient.

Thanks
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Question by:winkle
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by:CJ_S
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what you could do is that when the focus chenges you just set the focus back again. Like inside the Body tag you put: onBlur='this.focus()'

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by:webhornet
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you probably can't use the unBlur in the body tag because this is not valid according html4.

try this:
<BODY onLoad="window.setInterval('this.focus()',10)"
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by:CJ_S
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HMMMMM......true!
you can put a function in it which loops through every object in the page and when there is NO object focussed then you focus back *that function should be called in the onBlur of all the other object*.....doesn't seem like a good idea to me at all though.
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by:winkle
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I tried the OnLoad suggestion from webhornet. It didn't work.
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Dain_Anderson earned 100 total points
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In the new window you create, put:

<body onBlur="self.focus()">

Hope that helps.
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by:winkle
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The onBlur does work, I didn't try it because webhornet stated that it's not a valid tag in HTML4. Is this going to be a problem?
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by:CJ_S
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UHM, well....guess not, it works for me. BTW, I said it before Dain did...

Never mind *laughs*.

CJ
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by:Lisbona
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i do not undestand somthing,
the <body onBlur="self.focus()"> will make the small wilnow on top but will not let you work in it (if it is a document for example)
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