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Window moveTo() Method

Window Object Reference Window Object

Example

Open a new window, and move the new window to the top left corner of the screen:

function openWin() {
    myWindow = window.open('', '', 'width=200, height=100');    // Opens a new window
    myWindow.document.write("<p>This is 'myWindow'</p>");       // Some text in the new window
}

function moveWin() {
    myWindow.moveTo(500, 100);                                  // Moves the new window   
    myWindow.focus();                                           // Sets focus to the new window
}

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Definition and Usage

The moveTo() method moves a window's left and top edge to the specified coordinates.

Related methods:

  • moveBy() - Moves a window relative to its current position
  • resizeBy() - Resizes the window by the specified pixels
  • resizeTo() - Resizes the window to the specified width and height

Browser Support

Method
moveTo() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note: Specifying moveTo(0, 0) in Opera, results in moving the window to the top left corner of the browser, not the screen.


Syntax

window.moveTo(x,y)

Parameter Values

Parameter Type Description
x Number Required. A positive or negative number that specifies the horizontal coordinate to be moved to
y Number Required. A positive or negative number specifies the vertical coordinate to be moved to

Technical Details

Return Value: No return value


Examples

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Example

Using moveBy() together with moveTo():

function moveWinTo() {
    myWindow.moveTo(150, 150);
    myWindow.focus();
}

function moveWinBy() {
    myWindow.moveBy(75, 50);
    myWindow.focus();
}

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Window Object Reference Window Object

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