window height javascript

Get the size of the screen, current web page and browser window (12)

How can I get windowWidth, windowHeight, pageWidth, pageHeight, screenWidth, screenHeight, pageX, pageY, screenX, screenY which will work in all major browsers?

here is my solution!

// innerWidth
const screen_viewport_inner = () => {
    let w = window,
        i = `inner`;
    if (!(`innerWidth` in window)) {
        i = `client`;
        w = document.documentElement || document.body;
    return {
        width: w[`${i}Width`],
        height: w[`${i}Height`]

// outerWidth
const screen_viewport_outer = () => {
    let w = window,
        o = `outer`;
    if (!(`outerWidth` in window)) {
        o = `client`;
        w = document.documentElement || document.body;
    return {
        width: w[`${o}Width`],
        height: w[`${o}Height`]

// style
const console_color = `
    color: rgba(0,255,0,0.7);
    font-size: 1.5rem;
    border: 1px solid red;

// testing
const test = () => {
    let i_obj = screen_viewport_inner();
    console.log(`%c screen_viewport_inner = \n`, console_color, JSON.stringify(i_obj, null, 4));
    let o_obj = screen_viewport_outer();
    console.log(`%c screen_viewport_outer = \n`, console_color, JSON.stringify(o_obj, null, 4));

(() => {

A non-jQuery way to get the available screen dimension. window.screen.width/height has already been put up, but for responsive webdesign and completeness sake I think its worth to mention those attributes:

alert(window.screen.availHeight); :

availWidth and availHeight - The available width and height on the screen (excluding OS taskbars and such).

Here is a cross browser solution with pure JavaScript (Source):

var width = window.innerWidth
|| document.documentElement.clientWidth
|| document.body.clientWidth;

var height = window.innerHeight
|| document.documentElement.clientHeight
|| document.body.clientHeight;

Here is my solution. First there goes some utility object to work with cookie

/* Simple getter and setter for cookies */
    function setCookie(cname, cvalue, exdays) {
        exdays = typeof exdays === 'undefined' && 365;

        var d = new Date();
        d.setTime(d.getTime() + (exdays * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000));
        var expires = "expires="+d.toUTCString();
        document.cookie = cname + "=" + cvalue + ";" + expires + ";path=/";

    function getCookie(cname) {
        var name = cname + "=";
        var ca = document.cookie.split(';');
        for(var i = 0; i < ca.length; i++) {
            var c = ca[i];
            while (c.charAt(0) == ' ') {
                c = c.substring(1);
            if (c.indexOf(name) == 0) {
                return c.substring(name.length, c.length);
        return undefined;

    global.Cookie = {
        get: getCookie,
        set: setCookie

Then you can do something like..

  Detect screen width and height and save it to a cookie.
  We are later using it to resize the images accordingly.
    !Cookie.get('screen_width') ||
    !Cookie.get('screen_height') ||
    Cookie.get('screen_width') != screen.width ||
    Cookie.get('screen_height') != screen.height
  Cookie.set('screen_width', screen.width);
  Cookie.set('screen_height', screen.height);

This way you can use a serverside language to read the cookies and get the exact image size of the user screen.

I wrote a small javascript bookmarklet you can use to display the size. You can easily add it to your browser and whenever you click it you will see the size in the right corner of your browser window.

Here you find information how to use a bookmarklet


javascript:(function(){!function(){var i,n,e;return n=function(){var n,e,t;return t="background-color:azure; padding:1rem; position:fixed; right: 0; z-index:9999; font-size: 1.2rem;",n=i('<div style="'+t+'"></div>'),e=function(){return'<p style="margin:0;">width: '+i(window).width()+" height: "+i(window).height()+"</p>"},n.html(e()),i("body").prepend(n),i(window).resize(function(){n.html(e())})},(i=window.jQuery)?(i=window.jQuery,n()):(e=document.createElement("script"),e.src="",e.onload=n,document.body.appendChild(e))}()}).call(this);

Original Code

The original code is in coffee:

  addWindowSize = ()->
    style = 'background-color:azure; padding:1rem; position:fixed; right: 0; z-index:9999; font-size: 1.2rem;'
    $windowSize = $('<div style="' + style + '"></div>')

    getWindowSize = ->
      '<p style="margin:0;">width: ' + $(window).width() + ' height: ' + $(window).height() + '</p>'

    $windowSize.html getWindowSize()
    $('body').prepend $windowSize
    $(window).resize ->
      $windowSize.html getWindowSize()

  if !($ = window.jQuery)
    # typeof jQuery=='undefined' works too
    script = document.createElement('script')
    script.src = ''
    script.onload = addWindowSize
    document.body.appendChild script
    $ = window.jQuery

Basically the code is prepending a small div which updates when you resize your window.

If you are using jQuery, you can get the size of the window or the document using jQuery methods:

$(window).height();   // returns height of browser viewport
$(document).height(); // returns height of HTML document (same as pageHeight in screenshot)
$(window).width();   // returns width of browser viewport
$(document).width(); // returns width of HTML document (same as pageWidth in screenshot)

For screen size you can use the screen object in the following way:


In some cases related with responsive layout $(document).height() can return wrong data that displays view port height only. For example when some div#wrapper has height:100%, that #wrapper can be stretched by some block inside it. But it's height still will be like viewport height. In such situation you might use


That represents actual size of wrapper.

Sometimes you need to see the width/height changes while resizing the window and inner content.

For that I've written a little script that adds a log box that dynamicly monitors all the resizing and almost immediatly updates.

It adds a valid HTML with fixed position and high z-index, but is small enough, so you can:

  • use it on an actual site
  • use it for testing mobile/responsive views

Tested on: Chrome 40, IE11, but it is highly possible to work on other/older browsers too ... :)

  function gebID(id){ return document.getElementById(id); }
  function gebTN(tagName, parentEl){ 
     if( typeof parentEl == "undefined" ) var parentEl = document;
     return parentEl.getElementsByTagName(tagName);
  function setStyleToTags(parentEl, tagName, styleString){
    var tags = gebTN(tagName, parentEl);
    for( var i = 0; i<tags.length; i++ ) tags[i].setAttribute('style', styleString);
  function testSizes(){
    gebID( 'screen.Width' ).innerHTML = screen.width;
    gebID( 'screen.Height' ).innerHTML = screen.height;

    gebID( 'window.Width' ).innerHTML = window.innerWidth;
    gebID( 'window.Height' ).innerHTML = window.innerHeight;

    gebID( 'documentElement.Width' ).innerHTML = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
    gebID( 'documentElement.Height' ).innerHTML = document.documentElement.clientHeight;

    gebID( 'body.Width' ).innerHTML = gebTN("body")[0].clientWidth;
    gebID( 'body.Height' ).innerHTML = gebTN("body")[0].clientHeight;  

  var table = document.createElement('table');
  table.innerHTML = 
      +"<tr><td>screen</td><td id='screen.Width' /><td>x</td><td id='screen.Height' /></tr>"
      +"<tr><td>window</td><td id='window.Width' /><td>x</td><td id='window.Height' /></tr>"
      +"<tr><td>document<br>.documentElement</td><td id='documentElement.Width' /><td>x</td><td id='documentElement.Height' /></tr>"
      +"<tr><td>document.body</td><td id='body.Width' /><td>x</td><td id='body.Height' /></tr>"

  gebTN("body")[0].appendChild( table );

     "border: 2px solid black !important; position: fixed !important;"
     +"left: 50% !important; top: 0px !important; padding:10px !important;"
     +"width: 150px !important; font-size:18px; !important"
     +"white-space: pre !important; font-family: monospace !important;"
     +"z-index: 9999 !important;background: white !important;"
  setStyleToTags(table, "td", "color: black !important; border: none !important; padding: 5px !important; text-align:center !important;");
  setStyleToTags(table, "th", "color: black !important; border: none !important; padding: 5px !important; text-align:center !important;"); 'margin-left', '-'+( table.clientWidth / 2 )+'px' );

  setInterval( testSizes, 200 );

EDIT: Now styles are applied only to logger table element - not to all tables - also this is a jQuery-free solution :)

To check height and width of your current loaded page of any website using "console" or after clicking "Inspect".

step 1: Click the right button of mouse and click on 'Inspect' and then click 'console'

step 2: Make sure that your browser screen should be not in 'maximize' mode. If the browser screen is in 'maximize' mode, you need to first click the maximize button (present either at right or left top corner) and un-maximize it.

step 3: Now, write the following after the greater than sign ('>') i.e.

       > window.innerWidth
            output : your present window width in px (say 749)

       > window.innerHeight
            output : your present window height in px (say 359)

We can now safely use alone the native javascript window api in all browsers, without the window context.

The syntax is somewhat pretty clear!

n = "<i>px</i><br>"  /* separator */
dp = devicePixelRatio /* device zoom level */
body = (() => { document.body.innerHTML = /* ready! */

       "Device zoom level: " +                         dp
+n+    "Screen width: " +                    screen.width 
*dp+n+ "Screen height: "+                   screen.height 
*dp+n+ "Document frame height: " +            innerHeight
*dp+n+ "Document frame width: " +              innerWidth                             *dp+n+ "Parent document height: "+            outerHeight                            *dp+n+ "Parent document width: "+              outerWidth                             *dp+n+ "Window available height: "+    screen.availHeight                     *dp+n+ "Window available width: "+      screen.availWidth                      *dp+n+ "Document frame max scrollable X: "+    scrollMaxX                             *dp+n+ "Document frame max scrollable Y: "+    scrollMaxY
*dp+n+ "Distance from left screen to window: "+   screenX
*dp+n+ "Distance from top screen to window: "+    screenY


To get accurate results in every browsers and devices, results must be multiplied by the devicePixelRatio.

The Window property devicePixelRatio returns the ratio of the resolution in physical pixels to the resolution in CSS pixels for the current display device. This value could also be interpreted as the ratio of pixel sizes: the size of one CSS pixel to the size of one physical pixel. In simpler terms, this tells the browser how many of the screen's actual pixels should be used to draw a single CSS pixel.

This is useful when dealing with the difference between rendering on a standard display versus a HiDPI or Retina display, which use more screen pixels to draw the same objects, resulting in a sharper image.

There is no way to be notified when this value is changed (which can happen, for example, if the user drags the window to a display with a different pixel density). Since there are no callbacks or events available to detect pixel density changes, the only way to do so is to periodically check the value of devicePixelRatio to see if it's changed. Just don't do it too often, or you'll impact performance.

You can use the Screen object to get this.

The following is an example of what it would return:

Screen {
    availWidth: 1920,
    availHeight: 1040,
    width: 1920,
    height: 1080,
    colorDepth: 24,
    pixelDepth: 24,
    top: 414,
    left: 1920,
    availTop: 414,
    availLeft: 1920

To get your screenWidth variable, just use screen.width, same with screenHeight, you would just use screen.height.

To get your window width and height, it would be screen.availWidth or screen.availHeight respectively.

For the pageX and pageY variables, use window.screenX or Y. Note that this is from the VERY LEFT/TOP OF YOUR LEFT/TOP-est SCREEN. So if you have two screens of width 1920 then a window 500px from the left of the right screen would have an X value of 2420 (1920+500). screen.width/height, however, display the CURRENT screen's width or height.

To get the width and height of your page, use jQuery's $(window).height() or $(window).width().

Again using jQuery, use $("html").offset().top and $("html").offset().left for your pageX and pageY values.

function wndsize(){
  var w = 0;var h = 0;
    if(!(document.documentElement.clientWidth == 0)){
      //strict mode
      w = document.documentElement.clientWidth;h = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
    } else{
      //quirks mode
      w = document.body.clientWidth;h = document.body.clientHeight;
  } else {
    w = window.innerWidth;h = window.innerHeight;
  return {width:w,height:h};
function wndcent(){
  var hWnd = (arguments[0] != null) ? arguments[0] : {width:0,height:0};
  var _x = 0;var _y = 0;var offsetX = 0;var offsetY = 0;
    //strict mode
    if(!(document.documentElement.scrollTop == 0)){offsetY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;offsetX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;}
    //quirks mode
    else{offsetY = document.body.scrollTop;offsetX = document.body.scrollLeft;}}
    else{offsetX = window.pageXOffset;offsetY = window.pageYOffset;}_x = ((wndsize().width-hWnd.width)/2)+offsetX;_y = ((wndsize().height-hWnd.height)/2)+offsetY;
var center = wndcent({width:350,height:350});
document.write('<DIV align="center" id="rich_ad" style="Z-INDEX: 10; left:'+center.x+'px;WIDTH: 350px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: '+center.y+'px; HEIGHT: 350px"><!--К сожалению, у Вас не установлен flash плеер.--></div>');