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Window blur() Method

Window Object Reference Window Object

Example

Assure that the new window does NOT get focus (send the new window to the background):

var myWindow = window.open("","","width=200,height=100");   // Opens a new window
myWindow.document.write("<p>A new window!</p>");      // Some text in the new window
myWindow.blur();                          // Assures that the new window does NOT get focus

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Definition and Usage

The blur() method removes focus from the current window.

Tip: Use the focus() method to set focus to the current window.

Note: This method makes a request to bring the current window to the background. It may not work as you expect in all browsers, due to different user settings.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The blur() method is supported in all major browsers, except Opera.


Syntax

window.blur()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

No return value.


More Examples

Example

Assure that the new window GETS focus (send the new window to the front):

var myWindow = window.open("","","width=200,height=100");   // Opens a new window
myWindow.document.write("<p>A new window!</p>");        // Some text in the new window
myWindow.focus();                                   // Assures that the new window gets focus

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Window Object Reference Window Object

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