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javascript:window.close() not working in firefox

kwame Iwegbue
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javascript:window.close() not working in firefox
but works in IE/Win.
please any suggestions?
Eric Pascarello
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This on a pop up window?

Eric
kwame Iwegbue
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Thanks for prompt reply.
No, not on popup window. on main page. I actually works if written directly in browser url, but not if called from a script on the page. However works either way from explorer!

What i'm trying to do is place a link on a logout page for closing the browser.
kwame Iwegbue
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I kinda figured it out.

Turns out Mozilla will only use a window.close() script to close a page that was previously opened by a script, such as a popup window!
(amazing what one can learn by simply Googling a question!!!)

Anyway if someone knows a work around to this, I would be greatful!
Pavan Keely
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Kwame,

I put a workaround in this short article.

http://keelypavan.blogspot.com/2006/07/closing-tabwindow-in-mozilla-using.html


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kwame Iwegbue
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Nice one Pavan!
Thanks.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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