JavaScript createwindow, how to make the window come forward if link is link is clicked again.

Posted on 2004-08-31
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I use simple Java script to open my secondary or pop-up windows.  When someone clicks on a link the windows opens in front of the parent window.  However if I was to click back on the parent window and select the same link again it will only reload in the background.  Is there a code that can be added to make the window position itself again in the front?

<SCRIPT language="javascript">

function createWindow(cUrl,cName,cFeatures) {
var xWin =,cName,cFeatures)

<a href="javascript:createWindow('/disclaimer.htm','window2','left = 20,top = 20,width=470,height=250,toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=1')">Click
Question by:Tony-laptops
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dj_jd earned 125 total points
ID: 11946980
Make your window variable global and then focus it:

<SCRIPT language="javascript">
var xWin;
function createWindow(cUrl,cName,cFeatures) {

if (xWin && !xWin.closed)
    xWin =,cName,cFeatures)

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