Screen

The Screen interface represents a screen, usually the one on which the current window is being rendered, and is obtained using window.screen.

Note that browsers determine which screen to report as current by detecting which screen has the center of the browser window.

Properties

Also inherits properties from its parent EventTarget.

Screen.availTop Non-Standard

Specifies the y-coordinate of the first pixel that is not allocated to permanent or semipermanent user interface features.

Screen.availLeft Non-Standard

Returns the first available pixel available from the left side of the screen.

Screen.availHeight

Specifies the height of the screen, in pixels, minus permanent or semipermanent user interface features displayed by the operating system, such as the Taskbar on Windows.

Screen.availWidth

Returns the amount of horizontal space in pixels available to the window.

Screen.colorDepth

Returns the color depth of the screen.

Screen.height

Returns the height of the screen in pixels.

Screen.left Non-Standard

Returns the distance in pixels from the left side of the main screen to the left side of the current screen.

Screen.orientation

Returns the ScreenOrientation instance associated with this screen.

Screen.pixelDepth

Gets the bit depth of the screen.

Screen.top Deprecated Non-Standard

Returns the distance in pixels from the top side of the current screen.

Screen.width

Returns the width of the screen.

Screen.mozEnabled Non-Standard Deprecated

Boolean. Setting to false will turn off the device's screen.

Screen.mozBrightness Non-Standard Deprecated

Controls the brightness of a device's screen. A double between 0 and 1.0 is expected.

Methods

Also inherits methods from its parent EventTarget.

Screen.lockOrientation Non-Standard Deprecated

Lock the screen orientation (only works in fullscreen or for installed apps)

Screen.unlockOrientation Non-Standard Deprecated

Unlock the screen orientation (only works in fullscreen or for installed apps)

Events

orientationchange Deprecated

Fires when the screen orientation changes.

Example

if (screen.pixelDepth < 8) {
  // use low-color version of page
} else {
  // use regular, colorful page
}

Specifications

Specification
CSSOM View Module
# the-screen-interface

Browser compatibility

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