How to Open a Page In Full Screen Mode using JavaScript

One of my team members had a requirement of opening up a page in Full Screen mode. He wanted that when a link on the page is clicked, the same page should be opened in Full Screen Mode. If you too have a similar requirement, then here’s how to do so:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<
html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
<
title>Open Page FullScreen</title>
<
script type="text/javascript">
function
FullScreenMode(){
var win = window.open("", "full", "dependent=yes, fullscreen=yes");
win.location = window.location.href;
window.opener = null;
}

</script>

</
head>
<
body>
<
input id="Button1" type="button" value="Full Screen"
onclick="FullScreenMode()"/>
</
body>
</
html>
If you want the parent window to close when the new window opens in full screen mode, just add window.close(); as the last line in the JavaScript code.

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Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Suprotim,

I want my page should be open in full screen mode on page load. as after click on F11. do you have any idea on this.

please help me.
my email id is navjot.singh@drishinfo.com

Anonymous said...

Try calling fullscreen function on body onload.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Code provided not working in IE9

Please help for it,it opens in full screen but goes into infinite mode and works once I press escape button.

Anonymous said...

This work great for common web browser http://xme.im/display-fullscreen-website-using-javascript

vivek said...

i want to open a new exam portal window and close the old one which is redirecting me to next page i.e the exam portal.
how it is possible?