How do I make a bookmark / favorite / weblink or command line command, that opens a webpage in a small window?

For example, this page for BBC Radio 6 has a link for Listen Live, which opens the player in a small window. But when I bookmark that window and use it, I get a full sized window.

I guess it is done with JavaScript. But how do I find the JavaScript used, and how do I apply it to a bookmark file (or command line)?

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a browser issue at its core.
    – jonsca
    Jul 10, 2015 at 3:28

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You are correct you do this using JavaScript.

Create a new bookmark and instead of putting the web address in you would use this:

javascript:function LoadPlayer() { return window.open("http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_6music","BBC 6 Music","scrollbars=no,menubar=no,height=721,width=400,resizable=yes,toolbar=no,location=no,status=no");} LoadPlayer();

When you click the bookmark it will open in a new window.

The JavaScript used to do this is called window.open

  • Thanks. I've tried this (on Windows), but when I click on the .url file I get IE9's download manager come up instead, even when Firefox is the default browser. Which setup are you using?
    – paradroid
    Jan 20, 2011 at 15:25
  • @paradroid - I am using Google Chrome on Windows 7 Jan 21, 2011 at 8:15
  • But without IE9 Beta installed? It looks like this JS bookmark does not work with IE9, as it brings up its download manager for some reason.
    – paradroid
    Jan 21, 2011 at 8:24

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