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WindowClient.visibilityState

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The visibilityState read-only property of the WindowClient interface indicates the visibility of the current client. This value can be one of hidden, visible, prerender, or unloaded.

Syntax

myVisState = WindowClient.visibilityState;

Value

A DOMString.

Example

  event.waitUntil(clients.matchAll({
    type: "window"
  }).then(function(clientList) {
    for (var i = 0; i < clientList.length; i++) {
      var client = clientList[i];
      if (client.url == '/' && 'focus' in client) {
        if(visibilityState === 'hidden')
          return client.focus();
        }
      }
    }
    if (clients.openWindow)
      return clients.openWindow('/');
  }));
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'WindowClient' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 42.0 44.0 (44.0)[1] No support ? No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? 44.0 (44.0) (Yes) No support ? No support 42.0

[1] Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR.)

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