window.open() in IE 7
Posted on 2009-05-18
Currently our applications are written to handle IE 6 and will eventually go to IE 7. I noticed that in IE 7 with window.open(). It seems that with the options to make it fullscreen and hide all the menus and toolbars, the minimal I can get it to go to is showing the title, the window buttons in the top right, the address bar(read only) and the status bar at the bottom. In IE 6 we could make the browser window go completely fullscreen without any parts of the window showing.
This is useful to us as there are certain parts of our applications which we use a full screen popup to show users a processing status message while their forms submit(which take a while) and also to keep them from hitting refresh on the page.
I've read that IE 7 will not take away the address bar to keep sites from spoofing. However, we still want to have the fullscreen look in IE 7. I initially thought I could increase the size of the page and then position the title part of the browser negative height above the top of the screen but the documentation on the window.open() seems to say that a window cannot be opened and positioned above 0.
Does anyone know of a way using JS to accomplish this same thing in IE 7?