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


var string = 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

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-.

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