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JavaScript Window Screen


The window.screen object contains information about the user's screen.


Window Screen

The window.screen object can be written without the window prefix.

Properties:

  • screen.width
  • screen.height
  • screen.availWidth
  • screen.availHeight
  • screen.colorDepth
  • screen.pixelDepth

Window Screen Width

The screen.width property returns the width of the visitor's screen in pixels.

Example

Display the width of the screen in pixels:

"ScreenWidth: " + screen.width

Result will be:


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Window Screen Height

The screen.height property returns the height of the visitor's screen in pixels.

Example

Display the height of the screen in pixels:

"Screen Height: " + screen.height

Result will be:


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Window Screen Available Width

The screen.availWidth property returns the width of the visitor's screen, in pixels, minus interface features like the Windows Taskbar.

Example

Display the available width of the screen in pixels:

"Available Screen Width: " + screen.availWidth

Result will be:


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Window Screen Available Height

The screen.availHeight property returns the height of the visitor's screen, in pixels, minus interface features like the Windows Taskbar.

Example

Display the available height of the screen in pixels:

"Available Screen Height: " + screen.availHeight

Result will be:


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Window Screen Color Depth

The screen.colorDepth property returns the number of bits used to display one color.

All modern computers use 24 or 32 bits hardware to display 16,777,216 different colors ("True Colors").

Older computers used 16 bits, which gives a maximum of 65,536 different colors ("High Colors")

Very old computers, and old cell phones used 8 bits ("VGA colors").

Example

Display the color depth of the screen in bits:

"Screen Color Depth: " + screen.colorDepth

Result will be:


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Note Some computers report 32. Most computers report 24. Both display "True Colors" (16,777,216 different colors).


Window Screen Pixel Depth

The screen.pixelDepth property returns the pixel depth of the screen.

Example

Display the pixel depth of the screen in bits:

"Screen Pixel Depth: " + screen.pixelDepth

Result will be:


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Note For modern computers, Color Depth and Pixel Depth are equal.




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