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Moves the current window by a specified amount.


window.moveBy(deltaX, deltaY) 


  • deltaX is the amount of pixels to move the window horizontally.
  • deltaY is the amount of pixels to move the window vertically.


function budge() {
  moveBy(10, -10);


You can use negative numbers as parameters for this function. This function makes a relative move while window.moveTo makes an absolute move.

Since Firefox 7, it's no longer possible for a web site to move a window in a browser, according to the following rules:

  1. You can't move a window or tab that wasn’t created by window.open.
  2. You can't move a window or tab when it’s in a window with more than one tab.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'window.moveBy()' in that specification.
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