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The Window opener property in HTML DOM is used to return the reference of newly created windows. This property is used to return the details of the source (parent) window. A window is opened using the window.open() method and closed using the window.opener.close() method. 

Syntax:

window.opener

Return Value: It returns the reference of created window. 

Example 1: 

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
     
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Window opener Property
    </title>
</head>
 
<body>
     
    <h2>
        HTML DOM Window opener Property
    </h2>
     
    <button onclick = "myGeeks()">
        Click Here!
    </button>
 
    <!-- script to open new windows -->
    <script>
        function myGeeks() {
            var win = window.open("", "win",
                        "width = 500, height = 300");
                         
            win.document.write("<p>New Window</p>");
             
            win.opener.document.write("<p>Parent Window</p>");
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>                                   

                    

Output: Before click on the button:

  

After click on the button:

   

Example 2: 

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
     
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Window opener Property
    </title>
</head>
 
<body>
     
    <h2>
        HTML DOM Window opener Property
    </h2>
     
    <button onclick = "myGeeks()">
        Click Here!
    </button>
     
    <!-- script to create two window -->
    <script>
        function myGeeks() {
            var win1 = window.open("", "win1",
                    "width = 500, height = 300");
                     
            var win2 = window.open("", "win2",
                    "width = 400, height = 250");
                     
            win1.document.write("<p>New Window 1</p>");
            win2.document.write("<p>New Window 2</p>");
             
            win1.opener.document.write("<p>Parent Window</p>");
            win2.opener.document.write("<p>Parent Window</p>");
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>                   

                    

Output: Before click on the button:

  

After click on the button:

  

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Window opener property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

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Last Updated : 01 Jun, 2022
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