Obsolete features

This page lists the obsolete windowFeatures parameter of window.open function.

directories

Obsolete synonym of personalbar. In IE, it rendered the Links bar. Supported in Gecko up to 1.9.2 and in IE up to 6.

fullscreen

This feature no longer works in MSIE 6 SP2 the way it worked in MSIE 5.x. The Windows taskbar, as well as the titlebar and the status bar of the window are not visible, nor accessible when fullscreen is enabled in MSIE 5.x. fullscreen always upsets users with large monitor screen or with dual monitor screen. Forcing fullscreen onto other users is also extremely unpopular and is considered an outright rude attempt to impose web author's viewing preferences onto users. fullscreen does not really work in MSIE 6 SP2.

personalbar

If this feature is on, then the new secondary window renders the Personal Toolbar in Netscape 6.x, Netscape 7.x and Mozilla browser. It renders the Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox. In addition to the Personal Toolbar, Mozilla browser will render the Site Navigation Bar if such toolbar is visible, present in the parent window. Mozilla and Firefox users can force new windows to always render the Personal Toolbar/Bookmarks toolbar by setting dom.disable_window_open_feature.personalbar to true in about:config or in their user.js file.