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how to iconify (minimise) a window

Posted on 2002-03-07
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Hi all,

How to iconify (or minimise) a window?

I know how to close a window, window.close().

Thx

Simon
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Question by:skcchan
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by:nilapenn
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window.blur();
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by:skcchan
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It dosen't work. The window is just lost focus.
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by:b1xml2
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lol,
you can try this:

window.resizeTo(0,0);
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remember to add the following if you want the window to be seen by the user when receiving focus

//to show window
window.onfocus = function() { window.resizeTo(screen.width,screen.height);

//this portion is to reduce the size
//and then make it out of focus
window.resizeTo(0,0);
window.blur();

NOTE
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There is no programmatic way to minimize the window. That is considered the exclusive preserve of the user and not the programmer. Also, it is considered bad practice to hide windows, what code is running behind the scenes...why hide the window if you have nothing bad going on...



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