Closing a window
Question: How do I close a window?
Answer: To close a window that you previously opened from your script, you can use the
method, for example:
is the window reference, as returned by the
method. The gotcha here is that the window referenced by
does not necessarily exist at the time when your script attempts to close it. (The user might have closed it already!) And if the window no longer exists, your script may cause errors. Possible workarounds are the following:
If your script tries to execute
for the main browser window that was opened by the user, most browsers will first invoke a dialog asking the user whether to let
Test this yourself: here is a script that attempts to close your browser window.