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Maximized and Minimized Windows

From: Ibrahım H. Levend <i.levent@yandex.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:02 +0300
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1752431410331202@web28j.yandex.ru>

Since browser rendering has been improving and page load time has been reducing, we want to develop multi-window web applications.
One problem is to open maximized windows(add minimized for completeness). We can calculate screen size and resize-move window accordingly
with JavaScript but in Windows it desn't fit into the current desktop frame nicely(Window borders waste some space on edges). Among browsers, mentioned calculation fails.
This is really a basic little feature which every windowing API could have.

One explanation for its exclusion:
"How do I force a maximized window?
You cannot. All browser manufacturers try to make the opening of new secondary windows noticed by users and noticeable by users to avoid confusion, to avoid disorienting users."
Source: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Window.open

I ask this, if it would be disorienting, why I can do the same thing with JavaScript code? Isn't it disorienting?

What is needed?
window.maximize() and window.minimize() functions or
"maximized" and "minimized" options to the window.open(...) windowFeatures parameters.

Thank you.
(When browser tabs are used, this is not needed but we want it to be an option for our users.)
Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:12:51 UTC

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