The Document.hidden read-only property returns a Boolean value indicating if the page is considered hidden or not.


var boolean = document.hidden


document.addEventListener("visibilitychange", function() {
  console.log( document.hidden );
  // Modify behavior...


Specification Status Comment
Page Visibility (Second Edition)
The definition of 'Document.hidden' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 13 webkit
18 (18) [1] 10 12.10 7
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.4 webkit 18.0 (18) [1] ? 12.10 7

[1] From Firefox 10 to Firefox 51 included, this property could be used prefixed with -moz-. Since Firefox 56 it also returns true in Firefox on Mac when the window is completely hidden by another non-translucent application.

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