Solved (small popup) at current mouse position

Posted on 2003-11-30
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I'm working on an .net page where I have a few date fields. I've got a button for each field where the user can open up a popup calender page. I would like the new window to open up where the button is pressed.
Question by:toederud
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Accepted Solution

Christian_Wenz earned 50 total points
ID: 9844959
first, detect the mouse position:

var x, y;
window.onload = init;

function init() {
  if (window.Event) {
  document.onmousemove = getXY;

function getXY(e) {
  x = (window.Event) ? e.pageX : event.clientX;
  y = (window.Event) ? e.pageY : event.clientY;

then open the window and move the window to the mouse position:

<input type="button" onclick="openWin()" value="click me" />

function openWin() {
  var w ="page.html", "xy", "options");
  w.moveTo(x, y);


Author Comment

ID: 9845003
This works fine in IE and NS but what changes can be made to make it work in Opera?

Author Comment

ID: 9845164
I get an error on the document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE); line in Opera.

Since I live in Norway and many off the sites users use Opera it is esential that this works in Opera.

Expert Comment

ID: 9850004
Opera uses window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE), so you might check for that:

if (window.Event) {
    if (document.captuerEvents){
    } else {

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