HELP: need to customize the size of the window.open window for different links

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by jdapro, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. jdapro

    jdapro Guest

    Hi - thanks for reading this out there! I'll be quick about it:

    I've got this row of images (in the end there will be more rows of pics
    as well). When a user clicks on the image, I want a new window to open
    with a larger version of the image. I want that new window to be
    customized to the size of the new larger image. Also, when users go
    back to see other images in their larger size, I want the new window
    (assuming they never closed the first one) to come back to the front.

    I've only gotten as far as getting the larger images to open in a new
    window at a set size in the function. I thought I could just make
    specific scripts for each image, but that would be cumbersome to say
    the least. There has to be an easier way, right?

    http://www.geocities.com/jdasf/gordonsmess.html

    Let me know.

    jdapro
    jdapro, Mar 21, 2005
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    kaeli Guest

    In article <>,
    enlightened us with...
    >
    > I've only gotten as far as getting the larger images to open in a new
    > window at a set size in the function. I thought I could just make
    > specific scripts for each image, but that would be cumbersome to say
    > the least. There has to be an easier way, right?


    Yes, but it may not be supported.
    You can resize the window. However, knowing what size to resize it TO can be
    a pain when doing it cross-browser. Different browsers use different syntax
    to access the sizes of things like the browser screen. And if there are
    scrollbars, toolbars, or whatnot will matter. And browsers can disallow you
    from removing those things.
    There are a lot of posts in the archives for this group about how to resize
    the window to fit the content.

    Keep in mind that browsers can disallow resizing altogether, too(mine does).
    In fact, my browser (firefox) redirects ALL window.open statements to a new
    tab. So if you resize, it resizes everything. Which is very irritating. So I
    turned off resizing. ;)

    Why do you feel the need to use popups for this content? When you do stuff
    like that, tabbed browser users generally can't middle-click and open in a
    new tab, which is what we often prefer. You can support both things (new
    window for some who like that, new tab for others who prefer that) by
    providing a good link, like

    <a href="thePic.jpg" onClick="myOpenScript('thePic.jpg');return false;"><img
    src="thePic.jpg"></a>

    People who just left click will get your open script. Middle-clicking (for us
    3-button mouse users) will follow the href. And it supports right-clicking
    for MSIE. From my testing, at least, onClick only seems to fire on LEFT
    clicks.


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    kaeli, Mar 22, 2005
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