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Use javascript to remove/hide browser address bar or toolbar on the fly

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Does any body know of a way using JavaScript to remove or hide a browser's address bar or toolbar on the fly? You can obviously use a script to pop open a new window and set the properties of that window like so:
window.open(URL_of_new_window,window_handle,"toolbar=no,location=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no");

However, I want a way to get rid of the menubar and toolbar on the click of a button, lets say. In other words, the pop up window has already been opened, displaying the menubar and tool bar. When the user clicks on a button or link in the window, though, the menubar/tool bar should disappear. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Question by:luoshiben
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by:devic
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no way
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by:Zontar
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You can only do this when opening a new window, at the time the new window is opened, not later.
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superslamwich earned 125 total points
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Wow that took a long time to edit.  Here's a mimic version that should create the desired effect:

<script type='text/javascript'>
<!--
  if(document.location.search != "")  {
    obj = document.location.search.substr(document.location.search.indexOf('?') + 1)
    address = (obj=="true") ? true : false ;
  } else {
    address=true
  }



  function toggleAddress(isvis)  {

    add = (address) ? "no" : "yes" ;

    if(isvis != "")  {
      add = isvis
    }
    q = (add=="yes") ? false : true ;
    if(q) {
      address=false
    } else {
      address=true
    }

    window.open("test5.html?" + address,"", "toolbar=" + add + ",location=" + add + ",status=" + add + "menubar=" + add +

"scrollbars=" + add);

    self.opener = ""
    self.close()
  }

//-->
</script>
<a onClick='toggleAddress("")'>Toggle</a>||<a onClick='toggleAddress("yes")'>With Address</a>||<a onClick='toggleAddress("no")'>No Address</a>

{Slam}

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by:Zontar
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Well, it works -- however, just so you know, it does so by reloading the popup window.
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by:superslamwich
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Like I said, it mimics the effect, because what luoshiben is asking for can't be done normally.  It's just a way around the limits :-)

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by:Zontar
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I figured you knew that, Slam -- my remark was addressed to the original poster. :D
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by:luoshiben
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Thanks superslamwich- I couldn't think of a way to do it either without reloading the window, but your solution is a bit more efficient than what I would have done.
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by:superslamwich
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Happy to help :-)

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by:Helixx
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When i use this I just get
Toggle||With Address||No Address
in the same window.  What am i missing?
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by:superslamwich
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Nothing, just click on whichever you want and it will switch.  I know I didn't make them links, I should have, but just click on them and they'll work

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by:gheatza
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I am a noob in javascript and I dont understand how to integrate this script. can you give me a full script? if it is possible copy/past mode will be great
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by:hariprasadrj
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Hi, its also works with IE7
window.open('some.html?',null,'toolbar=no,scrollbars=no,location=no,resizable =no,width=625,height=550,left=225,top=120');

thanks
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