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Open URL in same window and in same tab


Question

I want to open a link in the same window and in the same tab that contains the page with the link.

When I try to open a link by using window.open, then it opens in new tab—not in the same tab in the same window.

2011/12/10
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12/10/2011 5:15:58 AM


Use this:

location.href = "http://example.com";
2011/12/10

In order to ensure that the link is opened in the same tab, you should use window.location.replace()

See the example below:

window.location.replace("http://www.w3schools.com");

Source: http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_loc_replace.asp

2018/12/08

You can have it go to the same page without specifying the url:

window.open('?','_self');
2018/01/26

If you have your pages inside "frame" then "Window.open('logout.aspx','_self')"

will be redirected inside same frame. So by using

"Window.open('logout.aspx','_top')"

we can load the page as new request.

2013/12/12

One of the most prominent javascript features is to fire onclick handlers on the fly. I found following mechanism more reliable than using location.href='' or location.reload() or window.open:

// this function can fire onclick handler for any DOM-Element
function fireClickEvent(element) {
    var evt = new window.MouseEvent('click', {
        view: window,
        bubbles: true,
        cancelable: true
    });

    element.dispatchEvent(evt);
}

// this function will setup a virtual anchor element
// and fire click handler to open new URL in the same room
// it works better than location.href=something or location.reload()
function openNewURLInTheSameWindow(targetURL) {
    var a = document.createElement('a');
    a.href = targetURL;
    fireClickEvent(a);
}

Above code is also helpful to open new tab/window and bypassing all pop-up blockers!!! E.g.

function openNewTabOrNewWindow(targetURL) {
    var a = document.createElement('a');
    a.href = targetURL;

    a.target = '_blank'; // now it will open new tab/window and bypass any popup blocker!

    fireClickEvent(a);
}
2014/04/26

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