Extra popup window using mailto in Chrome

I just joined experts exchange today so please let me know if I post something incorrectly.  I have an html page that contains the following javascript:

window.open("mailto:xxx.yyy.com");

My default email program is Outlook 2016.  When I execute this code on IE11, Firefox, or Edge it correctly pops up a blank email window from Outlook 2016.  When I execute this code in Chrome, I get the correct blank email window from Outlook 2016 but I also get another blank browser window as well which I manually have to close.  Is there any workaround to not have that extra blank browser window pop up in Chrome.  Thank you for any replies.
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Robert LovicDirector of ITAsked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Not a Chrome person and have been out of the web dev game for a while but since I'm here:
Try setting the target to _self:
window.open("mailto:xxx.yyy.com","_self");


https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_win_open.asp

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Robert LovicDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much slightwv!  That was the answer!
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