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Is it possible in firefox to close a browser window/tab using java script without modifying the configuration settings? If YES, please let me know.

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Requirement: On click of button, I want the browser window to be closed.

Solution: I am calling below java script on "onClick()" event of button.

function close_window() { window.close() }

This works in internet explorer but not in Mozilla Firefox. What is the reason behind it. Is there any way out to close the browser window in Mozilla Firefox?

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You can only close windows via JavaScript that have been open via a script window.open() call.

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Hey! I know that. However, it is not working on Mozilla Firefox 3.0+. Is there any other way to close the browser's window on button click?

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Can you post a link to a page that opens a pop-up window where a close button doesn't work?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.