Opening new windows in theater and channel mode in IE
Opening a new window in theater mode
Lets first talk syntax. To open up a new window in theater mode in IE, simply pass in the keyword "fullscreen" as the third parameter in the window.open() method:
Very simple, right? Right. Ok, before we actually see an example, you might want to remember the keys "Alt-F4"...
Press Alt F4 to close window!
Use the fullscreen feature with care, since the resulting window, as you just witnessed, isn't exactly user-friendly. If you want to repossess your surfer's browser, there's no better way.
Opening a new window in channel mode
Another new window feature in IE that's similar to "fullscreen" above is "channelmode". With "channelmode" turned on, the window also expands to cover the entire screen, but is more user friendly in the sense that the window's title bar is preserved, allowing the user to easily close this window.
<script> window.open("whatever.htm","","channelmode") </script>
Ok, before we wrap up, lets quickly list again the two features seen in this tutorial: