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How to close a main browser window?

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I would like to provide the functionality to close a browser session.  I've found the JavaScript function self.close() and attached it to a button.  Problem is when I use this button a pop-up window first appears asking if I want to close.  I don't want this window...I simply want to close.

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Question by:mskvarenina
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you can't prevent that from happening. it's one of the limitation of what scripts can do with the browser. that would only work with child windows but with the main window it will always come out ;-(. so your option is either stick with it or don't use it.
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Wow, so there's no other means at all?  I mean without using self.close()...mayne there's another way?
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sorry to tell you but there is no other way. this question was asked a lot of times but they've done nothing but to stick with it. ;-(

the other way is by clicking the [X] button on the top-right of your browser's window. ;-) (lol)
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just backing up what third has told you....


trying to close a window by javascript will always get you that prompt UNLESS the window was opened with javascript.

no other way to close it though....because the user opened it, the user has to close it.  i'd be pretty mad if some site just magically closed my browser.....!!!


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thanks for the backup bruno... ;-)

convinced ??
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;-)
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