How open a new tab in browser without blocking?


import openfl.Lib;
Lib.getURL (new URLRequest (url), "_self"); - 
// Opens the linked document in the same window or tab as it was clicked
Lib.getURL (new URLRequest (url), "_blank"); 
// Opens the linked document in a new window or tab. (this is default)

However, the second option generate popup that is blocked by Chrome.

How open a new window in browser without blocking?

With Javascript this work:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">


<meta id="viewport" name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">


    <canvas id="myCanvas" width="200" height="200" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"> </canvas>


    var canvas;
    var linkURL = "";        


    function createLink() {

        canvas = document.getElementById("myCanvas");           
        canvas.addEventListener("click", Link_click, false);


    function Link_click(e) {



P.s: I use Stencyl and Html/Javascript.

Not sure the answer is the code above… Typically Chrome and other browsers will block any new Window that is not invoked by a user action, such as clicking a button or link.

Thanks for reply. Does that exist any way to inject a link or div on the page as in Angular 2?

While I do not find better solution I will use this:

import openfl.Lib;

class Web

	public static function open(s:String, code:Int)
		var type:String = "_self";
		var s:String = s;
		var code:Int = code;

			type = "_self";
		}else if(code==2){
			type = "_blank";

    #if js	    
		     untyped __js__('

		     	            var canvas;
				    var linkURL = s;
                                var lock = 0;

                                    lock =1;

				    function createLink() {

				        canvas = document.getElementById("openfl-content");           
				        canvas.addEventListener("click", Link_click, false);


				    function Link_click(e) {





         Lib.getURL (new URLRequest (s), type);   


Does it work if you call it in direct response to a mouse event?

This need a addEventListener to not be considered a popup.
I do not know how make with haxe. But this code works fine to html5.

I think this would do the same:

addEventListener (MouseEvent.CLICK, function (_) {
   Lib.getURL (new URLRequest (url));

If not, would be happy to look into why not :slight_smile:

Anyway! Thanks for sharing your solution, either way

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This should work.

But I not know how to select the “canvas” nor what library need import.
What I did not work and I am tired of it. :blush:

Thank you for reply