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disabling parent focus while child exists

Im trying to take some input from a child window, but
at the same time i dont want the user to see the parent window (so that he doesnt messes up), so is there some way i can 'disable' the parent while the child window exists ???

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Greetings, dosdemon,

Have you tried this approach?

In the main window, have a function like this:

/* global variable: lives while the page lives. */
var winMyChild;

function CreateChildWindow() {
 /* Create a new browser window.
 Put the result of the window into the global variable. */
 winMyChild = window.open("url", "name", options);
 /* Give the new browser window the focus. */
 return true;

Then, when the main window receives focus, you can have an expression like this:

function CheckChild() {
 /* If the global variable still is a window with the name I assigned to it... */
 if (winMyChild.name=="name"){
  /* ...then give it the focus instead of the main window. */
 return true;

For this CheckChild function to start, the <body> element needs the event handler "onFocus" like this:

<body onFocus="CheckChild();">

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