Summary

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.

Syntax

outWindowHeight = window.outerHeight;

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

Notes

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

Specification

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes1993
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes493 ?

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