window.close() doesn't work - Scripts may close only the windows that were opened by it [duplicate]

I'm having a problem always when I'm trying to close a window through the window.close() method of the Javascript, while the browser displays the below message on the console:

"Scripts may close only the windows that were opened by it."

This occurs in every part of the page. I can run this directly of a link, button, or a script, but this message always are displayed.

I'm tried to replace the window.close(); method for the functions (or variants of these) below, but nothing happened again:'', '_self', '');



Error messages don't get any clearer than this:

"Scripts may close only the windows that were opened by it."

If your script did not initiate opening the window (with something like, then the script in that window is not allowed to close it. Its a security to prevent a website taking control of your browser and closing windows.


I searched for many pages of the web through of the Google and here on the Stack Overflow, but nothing suggested resolved my problem.

After many attempts and "kicks", I changed my way of to test that controller. Then I have discovered that the problem occurs always which I reopened the page through of the Ctrl + Shift + T shortcut in Chrome. So the page ran, but without a parent window reference, and because this can't be closed.


You can't close a current window or any window or page that is opened using '_self' But you can do this

var customWindow ='', '_blank', '');

The below code worked for me :)'your current page URL', '_self', '');

This is not working. Some websites are working fine. But for and sites and the like, the above application code is not working. Please suggest any ideas.


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