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Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event

Occasionally there is a need to catch browser closing event. The most elegant way to catch browsing closing event in IE is the following short script:


< html> 
< head>
< title>< /title>
< /head>

< body onbeforeunload="alert('Closing');">
< /body> 
< /html> 

The solution above does work in IE 7 and in Firefox.


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Comments

# re: Javascript: Close Browser Event
It works in IE only, but not Firefox.

6/29/2006 10:27 AM by vtyro

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closin
This does not work in IE7.

3/13/2007 8:47 PM by vitamin

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
vitamin, vtyro: I've updated the script to use onbeforeunload - works both in IE 7 and Firefox.

6/2/2007 5:16 PM by Anatoly Lubarsky

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
This event is invoked even on body unload time.

So it does not catch the browser closing rather killing event in specific way.

onbeforeunload is really a mess an unpredictable way to deal with.

6/26/2007 9:23 AM by Priyang Patel

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
If i want to close parent window then it will work or not.
if there is any solutions then please give me solution.
thanks from fawwad

7/28/2007 9:52 AM by Fawwad Ali khan

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
I want to use the close function. But the firefox browser does not accept this function. How can i close the firefox window with the javascript function. Tell me as soon as possible.

4/21/2008 7:28 PM by Dilpreet Kaur

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
this event also fires when anyone clicks on any link on page to navigate away to other page.

any other solution???


Surjit Dadhwal

6/6/2008 4:12 PM by Surjit Singh Dadhwal

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
What i want to do is to catch browser closing event , to log some user connexion data from session into DB. I tried with the unload and beforeunload javascript event but this is also triggered when navigating trough pages or links. Does anybody have a solution for this?

6/24/2008 2:35 PM by Laurens Buyse

# re: Javascript Tip: Catch Browser Closing Event
try this:

http://forums.devarticles.com/javascript-development-22/how-to-stop-browser-from-closing-using-javascript-8458.html


reply / email me if this helps...

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7/13/2008 8:22 PM by extacy

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