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Javascript redirect won't work on mobile

Alex Ritchie
Alex Ritchie Published in 2017-12-06 11:57:49Z

I have a piece of Javascript code (below) that redirects a user to the homepage of my website by opening in a new tab. The issue I'm having is that it doesn't work on mobile.

function redirect(url) {
var win = window.open(url);

When I click the button that is supposed to open the new tab, nothing happens but it works on desktop in Opera and Chrome.

Does anyone know how to fix this so it will work on mobile?

Edit: HTML added as per request

<!DOCTYPE html>
<script src="login.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="login.css">

<h2>Modal Login Form</h2>

<button onclick="document.getElementById('id01').style.display='block'"
    style="width: auto;">Login</button>

<div id="id01" class="modal">

    <form class="modal-content animate" method=POST>
        <div class="imgcontainer">
            <span onclick="document.getElementById('id01').style.display='none'"
                class="close" title="Close Modal">&times;</span> <img
                src="loginAvatar.png" alt="Avatar" class="avatar">

        <div class="container">
            <label><b>Username</b></label> <input type="text"
                placeholder="Enter Username" name="username" id="uname" required>
                var suppliedUsername = document.getElementById("uname").value;

            <label><b>Password</b></label> <input type="password"
                placeholder="Enter Password" name="psw" id = "pword" onChange="verify(document.getElementById('uname').value, document.getElementById('pword').value)" required>
                var password = document.getElementById("pword").value;
            <button id="loginbutton" onClick="verify(document.getElementById('uname').value, document.getElementById('pword').value)">Login</button>
            <input type="checkbox" checked="checked"> Remember me

        <div class="container" style="background-color: #f1f1f1">
            <button type="button"
            <span class="psw">Forgot <a href="#">password?</a></span>

    // Get the modal
    var modal = document.getElementById('id01');

    // When the user clicks anywhere outside of the modal, close it
    window.onclick = function(event) {
        if (event.target == modal) {
            modal.style.display = "none";
Sébastien Reply to 2017-12-16 02:33:04Z

Just use a link. If you want, you can style it like a button with CSS.

<a href="url" target="_blank">Text</a>`

Why do you have to use fancy Javascript to do something you could otherwise do with a simple link?

And if you need to trigger it within the Javascript code, look at this post. Or if you are using jQuery (which I think you are) look here.

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