Window.moveTo()

The moveTo() method of the Window interface moves the current window to the specified coordinates.

Note: This function moves the window to an absolute location. In contrast, window.moveBy() moves the window relative to its current location.

Syntax

window.moveTo(x, y) 

Parameters

  • x is the horizontal coordinate to be moved to.
  • y is the vertical coordinate to be moved to.

Example

This example moves the window to the top-left corner of the screen.

function origin() {
  window.moveTo(0, 0);
}

Specification

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
moveToChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

As of Firefox 7, websites can no longer move a browser window in the following cases:

  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.

See also