Popup window link launching in window as well as in the browser tab


I’m working on a website built using Laravel and AngularJS.
I want a certain link to open in a popup window.
The javascript code is

function popitup(url) {
    if (window.focus) {newwindow.focus()}
    return false;

and the link is

<a ui-sref="test({id:test.id})" class="btn btn-primary fright" onclick="return popitup(this.href)" oncontextmenu="return false;">Resume</a>

when I click on the button the popup works fine but the link also opens up in the tab where I clicked it, but I don’t want it to.
Is there a way to do it?


I would guess ui-sref will also bind a click-event and that event will trigger before yours.

You could skip the ui-sref and put the url in a data-attribute or inside the onclick-attribute. You could get the url using $state.href() instead. Then the problem may disappear.


You could bind it to a scope function and skip onclick all toghether. Something like this:

In the Controller (Also make sure you include $state in the controller first):

$scope.popitup = function(stateName, options) {
 var url = $state.href(stateName, options);
 if (window.focus) {newwindow.focus()}

And in the HTML you invke the popuitup function with the state name and its parameters:

<a ng-click="popitup('test', {id:test.id})" 
   class="btn btn-primary fright" oncontextmenu="return false;">Resume</a>

Also see documentation for state.href.

Answered By – becquerel

Answer Checked By – Dawn Plyler (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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