Window close() Method - Javascript Browser Object Model

Javascript examples for Browser Object Model:Window close


The close() method closes the current window.



Return Value:

No return value

The following code shows how to Use open() to open a new window, and close() to close the new window:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>

var myWindow;//from  ww w. ja v  a 2  s.  c  o  m

function openWin() {
    myWindow ="", "myWindow", "width=400, height=200");

function closeWin() {
    if (myWindow) {

function checkWin() {
    if (!myWindow) {
        document.getElementById("msg").innerHTML = "'myWindow' has never been opened!";
    } else {
        if (myWindow.closed) {
            document.getElementById("msg").innerHTML = "'myWindow' has been closed!";
        } else {
            document.getElementById("msg").innerHTML = "'myWindow' has not been closed!";


<button onclick="openWin()">Open "myWindow"</button>
<button onclick="closeWin()">Close "myWindow"</button>
<button onclick="checkWin()">Has "myWindow" been closed?</button>
<div id="msg"></div>


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