<body onload=resize window, position, no toolbars, no scrollbars

As you might guess from the question title, I would appreciate someone showing me how to get a browser window to

- load to a specified size
- at a specified position
- have no toolbars
- no scrollbars
-no address bar

I don't want this to be done from onClick of another page.  It has to be onload of this page.

Thanks
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superslamwichCommented:
<script type='text/javascript'>

var height = 400                      //Set height
var width = 400                        //Set width
var name = "winname"             //Set window name
var top = 20                             //Set distance from top
var left = 20                             //Set distance from bottom

if(document.location.search=='')  {
  newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top)
}

</script>
superslamwichCommented:
whoops change it to this:

if(document.location.search=='')  {
 newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
 self.close()
}

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champ_010Author Commented:

thanks--but my main window underneath it closed.  the window opens when my main window runs
a Coldfusion: <cflocation url="oopUp.htm">

is there any way to make the main window stay regardless wheter this one opens or closes?
superslamwichCommented:
just remove the "self.close()" from the function and the original window (with toolbars, etc.) will stay as well as opening another window (without the toolbars).
champ_010Author Commented:
the parent window remains open, but has changed to show the same page as the pop up.  i would like it not to change...
superslamwichCommented:
I'm sorry, but I'm a little bit confused right now.  Do you want to

-*-  open a new window with specific properties(no toolbars, scrollbars, etc.) from a parent window and keep the parent window

-*-  open the parent page in a new window with properties and close the original window, thereby making the page appear to load with those properties

-*-  open the parent page in a new window with properties and DON'T close the original window

-*-  do something else
champ_010Author Commented:

hi, i'd like to:

-*-  open a new window with specific properties(no toolbars, scrollbars, etc.) from a parent window and keep the parent window

what i get right now is the second item you have above. i'm trying to get the first one happening...

thanks.
superslamwichCommented:
Ok, no problem, just use this:

function openWin()  {
  url = "mypage2.html"                //Set address of new window
  var height = 400                       //Set height
  var width = 400                        //Set width
  var name = "winname"             //Set window name
  var top = 20                            //Set distance from top
  var left = 20                            //Set distance from bottom
  newwin=window.open(url, name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
}

Hope that works for you ;-) !

{Slam}
enigmafyvCommented:
I like this idea*, and I'm trying to use it for home web pages, but the one problem I'm having which I'm wondering if it could be resolved is, whenever I load my initial page, IE keeps mentioning that the page is trying to close itself, and it asks if I wish to 'OK' this or 'Cancel' it.  It would be nice if I could either answer the question in the coding so I don't have to interact with the question.  

The otherway it would be nice to have this work would be upon initial loading of the page, there should be no toolbar, scrollbar, etc..., not load a page with everything to begin with then load another page without all the above mentioned and then close the initial page.  

Is there a way to do this?

*Script mentioned above.

<script type='text/javascript'>

var height = 400                      //Set height
var width = 400                        //Set width
var name = "winname"             //Set window name
var top = 20                             //Set distance from top
var left = 20                             //Set distance from bottom

if(document.location.search=='')  {
  newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
 self.close()
}

</script>
djtepCommented:
Hi.

I would like to know how to *remove* toolbars, status bar, menu bar, etc from the *current* HTML page.  I do not want to open a new window to achieve this effect.

Regards,

Jason
broozaCommented:
Thanks,

I was having a similar problem, and that's helped tremendously

brooza
hismightinessCommented:
What a great JS!!!  This is good stuff, superslamwich...
superslamwichCommented:
Some answers:

*enigmafyv  -- The problem of the automatic IE prompt was solved in the original answer, however it was edited out by the mplungjan because it involves a slight hack.  If you want the entire script, e-mail me at superslamwich@yahoo.com

*djtep  --  Sorry, but it's impossible.  The only way to control the toolbars, status bar, etc. of a window is to open it yourself.  Again, if you want the full script, e-mail me.

{Slam}
EldoCommented:
Usually whenever an html page opened directly (without javascript) is closed using javascript, ie prompts for confirmation (OK / Cancel). There is a workaround for this. just change 'self.close();' to 'self.parent=self; self.parent.close();' The code snippet from above is used to show this. Please see the last 2 lines.

<script type='text/javascript'>

var height = 400                      //Set height
var width = 400                        //Set width
var name = "winname"             //Set window name
var top = 20                             //Set distance from top
var left = 20                             //Set distance from bottom

if(document.location.search=='')  {
  newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
  self.parent = self;
  self.parent.close()
}
</script>
itzkakarotCommented:
LOL, Eldo.  Sorry, but your answer is going to be edited out by the admins, as several others' were.  That answer has been provided already by a couple of people, but it's technically considered a hack so they don't allow it to be displayed here. :-/
hbojorquezgeekCommented:
"technically considered a hack" ?
Jeezzum...half of everything EVER done by ANY CS person is a hack.
What kind of BS censorship is that?
itzkakarotCommented:
Yeah, don't ask me.  I don't know why it's considered a hack, I just know I've posted that answer a couple of times and the admins removed it on grounds that it "contained a browser hack".  :-D  I don't see what the problem of setting a browser window as it's own parent is a hack.  Maybe it's considered a hack just because it bypasses the standard IE message box that tells you "A program is trying to close this window, do you want to close it?".  Again, don't ask me.  I've used it in the past and will continue to do so if I need to close an IE window automatically for some logical, rational reason.
EldoCommented:
Agreeing with the comments. Well, it looks like the word 'HACK' needs to be redefined. lol.
hismightinessCommented:
Redefined is right.  Microsoft calls things like this "extending" (i.ie. extending a class or adding to the capabilities of an incomplete model), but here it is known as a "hack".  Nice.  

I thought the purpose of this site, to make our jobs less difficult.  I could understand an out and out "hack" where you are exposing a literal weakness of software, but not something to extend the user friendliness of an application.  If a visitor had to click to close the window everytime, or a more amatuer visitor didn't know what to do at that point, we lose at least a step in ensuring the ease of the application (i.e. stripping uneccessary steps by the visitor) and perhaps lose a potential client  (a.k.a. customer service).  

If you ask me, the whole" closing window confirmation" is a built-in flaw of Internet "Exploder" anyway.  Personally, I only use it at work because I have to.

I completely understand the ruling to censor or disallow such "hacks", but isn't this one at least in a grey area, and not an actual hack? Hopefully, these items which are more of a grey area are not destined to only be available by e-mailing the wonderful experts we have here.  We once again would lose at least a step of user-friendliness.

Here's a quick thank you to the experts here... THANK YOU!
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:
This all well and good.  But how do you call a javascript routine to set these properties on an onload event of a web form?
hismightinessCommented:
Place the above code in a function, and then call it on the onload attribute of the body tag:

<script type='text/javascript'>
function SetWindow()
{
     var height = 400                      //Set height
     var width = 400                        //Set width
     var name = "winname"             //Set window name
     var top = 20                             //Set distance from top
     var left = 20                             //Set distance from bottom

     if(document.location.search=='')  {
       newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
       self.parent = self;
       self.parent.close()
     }
}
</script>

<body onload="SetWindow();">
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:
This only works if you a want to launch a second window.  Using this code as presented would involve at least two window.  I am looking to modify the window as it loads (in the onload event), not load it a second time and close the first.
hismightinessCommented:
You should probably start this as a new question, since that is the point of this site.  However, without performing an "actual" hack, I don't think you can do what you are looking for.  That has to be done on a new window.  It is by design with nearly all web browsers, I believe.
superslamwichCommented:
Ya, hismightiness is right, you have absolutely no control whatsoever over the current window in terms of status bar, toolbars, etc.  If you want to know the truth, it's probably better that way, it's best not to fool too much with a user's main browser window as it can seriously tick some people off.

{Slam}
superslamwichCommented:
BTW, e-mail change for the question, you can now reach me at:    sborchard    at     sps.edu
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:
I think that disallowing the window to be set and allowing the popup window to have these attibutes set, offers the user no improvement on the experience.  When the smoke and dust settles, the browser displayed is modified. So to suggest that one should not "foo" with the main browser does not seem to me to make a whole lot of sense.  After all (slam),  the point of this question is how to make the browser appear in a "fooled with" way to begin with (hismightiness might want to reconsider suggesting that my question is outside this scope as it really is not).  As to the main browser window (slam),  I run windows, and it allows multiple "main" browsers, so you've lost me again on that one.


By the way, the code :  self.parent = self;   self.parent.close() does not seem to work for me and the IDE issues the error "Not Implemented" on these lines of javascript.



hismightinessCommented:
hbash, I was not suggesting that your question was outside the scope of this "topic".  However, this is not your typical forum web site.  This site survives on the premise of rewarding and "buying" expert advice and help, hence the point system...  By posing your question under a topic where the help was already awarded, it defeats the purpose of the site in general.  It is kind of like driving a motorcycle in a lake, it just doesn't work that way.  Please don't take offense, I just know that many of the "experts" here do indeed take offense because they often put a lot of time and effort into helping all of us here.

Try using the following adjustment to the code though...

// Cannot perform across all browsers
this.focus();
*** hack removed, mplungjan, ee page editor ***
self.close();
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:
hismightiness,  

That did it.  The page displays and I do not get the msg asking to allow IE to close.  Excellent!!!  How can I get send you points?  I could create a question for you to answer (anything at all really),  and then give you the points that way.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Howard
hismightinessCommented:
That what some people do.  They just open a question stating something like "points for [name]".  If you do decide to do that, let me know so I don't let it sit there to go to waste.  :)

About the code...  I have only tested that code on IE, Mozilla, and Netscape.  It only works in IE so far.
hismightinessCommented:
Oops...  Forgot the customary "you're welcome".  Hehehe...  You are welcome.  :D
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:

I live in IE for the most part, as do probably most PCs out there, so this is fine.  I have previously had some major bad times with Netscape, so I don't really program for it.  My .NET code even works on the MAC IE Browser, so why look elsewhere.
Again though,  I would love to pass you the points for this one.  Any suggestions on how to do so?

Thanks Again (no you're welcome required, I appreciate the effort alot),
Howard
hismightinessCommented:
You can do either one of two things...  Either open a new question for whatever amount of points, and have the subject/text say "Points for Hismightiness", or go to the customer service area and request to award points to me.  Either way would work.  Have a great day!
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:
To make sure it happens,  I will go to the customer service area and make the request that way.

Take Care!
superslamwichCommented:
hbash: the "main" browser window is the one whoever is on the computer is using at the time.  By taking away any control the user has over this window, the one they are looking at, you are very likely going to tick some people off.  You may go ahead and do it by all means, this is why I provided an answer to the question, however my opinion is that in general it's not a good first impression to make on a user. But again, like I said, it's your choice.

{Slam}
iamcmagCommented:
Hi.

I'm a total gimp when it comes to scripting. I want to use the above code as well, I tried to just paste it in to my document head and put the onLoad part in the body. It does not work for me however. Where does the code go? Does the script tag need to change? How does it now what window to open?
Like I said I know nothing and would really appreciate a straightforward explanation and copy/paste script.

Cheers.
hismightinessCommented:
iamcmag,

You need to put this in a new question showing your code, the line givng the error, and a thorough description of the error.
superslamwichCommented:
UPDATE:

I have a version that takes into account Pop-up blockers and non-IE browsers.  If the script CAN be executed, it will be, otherwise nothing will happen and you'll still have the original browser window.  Since EE doesn't want this posted here(the hack thing), e-mail me at         sborchard     at     sps.edu            to get the code.

{Slam}
XombieRxCommented:
RE: Comment from djtep
Date: 07/20/2004 07:04AM PDT
      Comment       

Hi.

I would like to know how to *remove* toolbars, status bar, menu bar, etc from the *current* HTML page.  I do not want to open a new window to achieve this effect.

Regards,

Jason
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I've been working on this problem for a while and finally came up with a work around for Netscape 4+, but not IE.

The user is still asked to accept the changes that are going to be made to their browser so I don't think that it will tikc too many people off.

Please feel free to use it. I plan to continue until I find a work around for IE and will post when I find one:


<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
function loadPage()   //remove toolbars, status bar, menu bar, etc and resize window
{
      netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite")
      window.menubar.visible = false;
      window.locationbar.visible = false;
      window.scrollbars.visible = false;
      window.personalbar.visible = false;
      window.statusbar.visible = false;
      window.toolbar.visible = false;
      netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.revertPrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite")
      resizeTo(width,height);   //replace with actual numerical values
}
</script>


hope this helps. please email me with feed back:   xombierx  at    yahoo dot  com
superslamwichCommented:
Thats quite cool xombierx.  Not actually having Netscape with me at the moment, I can't test your code, but I'll take your word for it until I have a chance to test it myself.  I'll add this to the script

Just one question, is the loadPage() function done onLoad, or can it just be called in the head?

Seeing as EE doesn't appear to be censoring this anymore, I'm gonna relieve some stress on my inbox and just paste the full code here, complete with the script from xombierx

*** Yes we are, when we see it ***

<script type='text/javascript'>
<!--

  var appVer = navigator.appVersion.toLowerCase();
  if(appVer.indexOf('msie'))
{

  var height = 400                      //Set height
  var width = 400                        //Set width
  var name = "winname"             //Set window name
  var top = 20                             //Set distance from top
  var left = 20                             //Set distance from left

  if(document.location.search=='')  {
    window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true",name,"fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
    // *** hack removed, page editor ***
//    self.close()
  } else
  {
    window.opener.close();
  }
} else {
  netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite")
  window.menubar.visible = false;
  window.locationbar.visible = false;
  window.scrollbars.visible = false;
  window.personalbar.visible = false;
  window.statusbar.visible = false;
  window.toolbar.visible = false;
  netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.revertPrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite")
  resizeTo(width,height);   //replace with actual numerical values
}

//-->
</script>

If I'm not using the Netscape thing right just tell me or fix it and paste it.

{Slam}
XombieRxCommented:
Slam,

I had a question about the assignment and comparrison at the begining of the script:

  var appVer = navigator.appVersion.toLowerCase();
  if(appVer.indexOf('msie'))

navagator.appVersion returns an int, why do you try to lowercase it? and how does appVer, which should be an int become a string? also, appVersion only works in NN:2 and IE:3

anyhoo, I revised your script to use browser detection to determine which method to use for loading the page. This script assumes that the script that superslamwich wrote works for all browsers besides Netscape/Mozill. (I have tested it with IE:6 and Firefox 1.0 (NN:5)


<script type='text/javascript'>
<!--
  var height = 400                      //Set height
  var width = 400                        //Set width
  var name = "winname"             //Set window name
  var top = 20                             //Set distance from top
  var left = 20                             //Set distance from left
 
  //script revision by A. Kuehler, XombieRx
  if(navigator.appName == "Netscape") //start handling for Netsacpe and Mozilla
  {
  netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite")
  window.menubar.visible = false;
  window.locationbar.visible = false;
  window.scrollbars.visible = false;
  window.personalbar.visible = false;
  window.statusbar.visible = false;
  window.toolbar.visible = false;
  netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.revertPrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite")
  resizeTo(width,height);   //replace with actual numerical values
  }//end if handling for Netscape/Mozilla
 
  else
  { //for all other browers
        //script provided by superslamwich
    if(document.location.search=='')  
      {
      window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true",name,"fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
//      *** hack removed ***
//    self.close()
    }
      else
    {
      window.opener.close();
    }
  }//end handling for all other browsers

//-->
</script>

cheers, again if you have any questions or comments please email me  xombierx   at     yahoo    dot   com
superslamwichCommented:
To be honest, I was a little lazy and just looked around for a browser ID script and that's what I found.  It worked fine with IE, but I didn't test it in Netscape because I don't have it.

Thanks for correcting the error.

{Slam}
s_fergusonCommented:
Hi gang, I'm new to EE and sure am glad I found this thread! Great solutions!

I'm working on a little in-house web app to accomodate both desktop & tablet PC users.  I'm in the same boat as hbash (above), and found superslamwich's & hismightiness' examples to work GREAT. Although, I have a wrinkle in the scenario that you may be able to help me iron out...

Here's the objective:

User loads Page A (ordinary window)
- Link in Page A opens Page B

Page B (window with specified "Desktop" properties)
- Page B uses slam's script and hismightiness' addendum in a function I've labeled "SetWindow_DesktopMode" to set window size, position, attributes... (see function below)
- Link in Page B opens Page C

Page C (window with specified "Tablet" properties)
- Page C uses the same function with different params, labeled "SetWindow_TabletMode"

The desired effect: if the user clicks the "View in Tablet Mode" link on Page B, the browser loads Page C (which has different content and CSS) and resizes the window accordingly.

Using the SetWindow_DesktopMode function works perfect going from Page A to Page B. However, when going from Page B to Page C, the window simply disappears!  

FUNCTION USED IN PAGE B
            <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
                  function SetWindow_DesktopMode()
                  {
                    var height = 700                      //Set height
                    var width = 758                        //Set width
                    var name = "winname"                   //Set window name
                    var top = 0                             //Set distance from top
                    var left = 0                             //Set distance from left
                              
                  if(document.location.search=='')  {
                   newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=yes,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
      
                        this.focus();
                        // *** hack removed ***
                        self.close();
                  
                        }      
                  }
            </SCRIPT>


<BODY onload="SetWindow_DesktopMode();">


FUNCTION USED IN PAGE C
            <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
                  function SetWindow_TabletMode()
                  {
                    var height = 955                      //Set height
                    var width = 758                        //Set width
                    var name = "winname"                   //Set window name
                    var top = 0                             //Set distance from top
                    var left = 0                             //Set distance from left
                              
                  if(document.location.search=='')  {
                   newwin=window.open(document.location + "?newwin=true", name, "fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=yes,directories=no,location=no,width=" + width + ",height=" + height + ",left=" + left + ",top=" + top);
      
                        this.focus();
                        // *** hack removed again and again ***
                        self.close();
                  
                        }      
                  }
            </SCRIPT>


<BODY onload="SetWindow_TabletMode();">


...anybody willing to steer me in the right direction?

Thanks,
-s_ferguson
superslamwichCommented:
Change the window name in page C.  It's opening the "new" window in the same window.

So instead of
                var name = "winname"                  //Set window name
make it
                var name = "winname2"                  //Set window name

or something else

{Slam}
s_fergusonCommented:
Nice!  I knew it was something I was overlooking, but I'm just deep enough into the "woods" (JavaScript territory) to begin loosing my way ; -)

Slam, thanks for the quick response!

Best,
s_ferguson
StuperfiedCommented:
These are the standards to the best of my knowledge.
I believe this post will answer all of your questions.

<!-- Current window //-->

Method (Mozilla):
window.[element].visible=[Value];

Attributes (Mozilla):
menubar, directories,
statusbar, toolbar,
locationbar, personalbar,
scrollbars

Method(Internet Explorer):
scroll="[Value]"

Method(Cross Browser);
parent.resizeTo(width,height);

Example:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>MyDoc</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">

<!-- Resize Cross Browser //-->
parent.resizeTo(50,50);
<!-- End Resize Cross Browser //--<

<!-- No Scroll Mozilla //-->
window.scrollbars.visible=false;
<!-- End No Scroll Mozilla //-->

</script>
</head>

<!-- No Scroll Internet Explorer //-->
<body scroll="no">
<!-- End No Scroll Internet Explorer //-->

</body>
</html>


<!-- New Window Internet Explorer //-->

Method:
window.open('URL', 'Name', 'Arguments');

Arguments:
width, height, toolbar,
location, directories, status,
scrollbars, resizable, menubar.

Example:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>MyDoc</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">

<!-- Open New Window //-->
window.open('YourPage.html', 'Window1', 'fullscreen=no, titlebar=no, scrollbars=auto');
<!-- End Open New Window //-->

<!-- Close Current Window //-->
window.close();
<!-- End Close Current Window //-->

</script>
</head>
<body></body>
</html>

If you find any problems with my code, please let me know.
I would also be happy to answer any questions you may have.
You may contact me via email at either of the following addresses:
*email address removed*
XombieRxCommented:
I believe that you can only disable the location bar, status bar, menu bar, etc. if you request universal browser write privileges. This prompts the user to accept the changes that you are going to make to their browser window. I don't think that NN's interpreter allows you to alter the state of the window without the user's permission.

I've included this in my script above by using the lines

netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite") //request the permission from the user
//alter the state of the window here
netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.revertPrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite") //we no longer need permission so let go of it...

I am unable to make your script work for your arguments under NN5 and i believe that this is the issue.
StuperfiedCommented:
Firstly XombieRx, I would like to thank you for replying to my post. This is my first time posting on this message board and you are the first to reply to my post.

Yes, you are correct. My intention was to provide simple, clean and easily understood code. You and others have already provided the code in question in previous posts, with more complex examples of its use. Because of this coupled with the fact that the code in question is not required in Firefox, I saw very little reason to include it in my post. However in the interests of backwards compatability, a user may choose to include it in their script.
superslamwichCommented:
***IMPORTANT***

I have received many questions regarding this, so in hope of pre-empting further inquiries:

The script above by XombierX(Date 01/03/2005) exploits a loophole found ONLY in Internet Explorer.  The code will work with other browsers, however they WILL ASK THE USER FOR PERMISSION.  There is no way around this.  Also if a pop-up blocker is in use the page will be displayed with toolbars.

Also, this script will override all tabs in the active window in Firefox, and (though I haven't checked) possibly other tabbed browsers.

THERE IS NO WAY TO STOP ANY OF THIS FROM HAPPENING

After looking at all the complications, I would suggest NOT using the script, as it's results are hardly predictable, and it creates problems in some browsers.  If you really need a window with no toolbars, call it onClick from another page, otherwise just leave the window with the toolbars.

Thank you

{Slam}
Devario JohnsonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Good stuff
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