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    Window.outerHeight gets the height in pixels of the whole browser window. It represents the height of the whole browser window including sidebar (if expanded), window chrome and window resizing borders/handles.

    This property is read-only; it has no default value.


    outWindowHeight = window.outerHeight;

    On return, outWindowHeight contains the height of the outside of the window.


    To change the size of a window, see window.resizeBy() and window.resizeTo().

    To get the inner height of a window, i.e. the height of the page being displayed, see window.innerHeight.

    Graphical example

    The following figure shows the difference between outerHeight and innerHeight.

    innerHeight vs outerHeight illustration

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 9 9 3
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 1 1.0 (1.0) 9 9 3


    DOM Level 0. Not part of any W3C technical specification or recommendation.

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