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Trying to find a cross broswer solution to find either the screen resolution or browser resolution.

Posted on 2011-03-15
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$(window).width();   // returns width of browser viewport
$(document).width(); // returns width of HTML documentI have a php site that needs to know the screen resolution OR the browser resolution to correctly place an absolute position <div></div>

The OS's are OSX 10.6, WinXp Pro, Win 7 Pro
Browsers are IE6,IE7,IE8,IE9,Safari>5,misc firefox ..

I can get document.width/document.height to work in safari.
I can't get it to work in IE

I can get mild success with the jquery library in IE, but not safari
(http://api.jquery.com/width/ :::
$(window).width();   // returns width of browser viewport
$(document).width(); // returns width of HTML document
)

What works all over the place ??
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Question by:Imaginx
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by:Mark Brady
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I don't think there is a cross browser solution sorry. At least I have never seen one. That's why you should use a conditional query to see which browser is being used, then set the right code depending on what browser they have.

<!--[if IE 6]>
// put IE6 code in here
<![endif]-->
and so on for all the other browsers.
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EZFrag earned 500 total points
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Hi there,

You could try the snippet below. It might just work....

Hope it helps ^_^
var width,height;
if (self.innerHeight) // all except Explorer
{
	width = self.innerWidth;
	height = self.innerHeight;
}
else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientHeight)
	// Explorer 6 Strict Mode
{
	width = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
	height = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
}
else if (document.body) // other Explorers
{
	width = document.body.clientWidth;
	height = document.body.clientHeight;
}

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