Closing a browser window/tab by JS
pmulroney at logicaldevelopments.com.au
Tue May 11 07:27:13 UTC 2021
Stack overflow suggests:
If you want to open a new tab and close the current one, use something like this in html:
onclick='window.open(this.href); window.open("", "_self", "").close(); return false;'>
Open new tab, close this one
> On 11 May 2021, at 2:55 pm, Mike Matthews - Omnis <omnis at lineal.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello All,
> In our website, we open a new page and then set the URL to run Omnis and a Remote form. All good.
> This is not a new tab, but a pop out type, I’m no expert here with this jargon, so it might be a pop out Frame.
> Can Omnis close either this window or a tab if that was it was running in?
> Recenty is used the command ‘_self’ to send the current tab to a new URL:
> Do $cinst.$showurl(lvHomePage,'_self’)
> Can you even close a window/tab/pop out frame, some Googling suggests you can’t. So right now, I end up putting a message asking the user to close this window/tab/pop out frame.
> Mike Matthews
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