The JS script presented in this page can be used to execute a JavaScript function when the page visibility state changes (when it is opened another window, or focus again this page); the function is whenVisChg(), see the comments in code.

Script code - click to select it

<script>
//JS code from: https://coursesweb.net/javascript/
// Defines a handler for page visibility changes
var vis_chg = (function(){
  var stateKey, eventKey, keys = {
    hidden: 'visibilitychange',
    webkitHidden: 'webkitvisibilitychange',
    mozHidden: 'mozvisibilitychange',
    msHidden: 'msvisibilitychange'
  };
  for(stateKey in keys){
    if(stateKey in document){
      eventKey = keys[stateKey];
      break;
    }
  }
  return function(c){
    if(c){
      document.addEventListener(eventKey, c);
      //document.addEventListener('focus', c); //for when focus again this page
    }
    return !document[stateKey];
  }
})();

// Gives the initial state
var page_vstate = vis_chg() ?'visible' :'not-visible';

vis_chg(function(){
  var re_vchg = vis_chg(); //FALSE=leaves the page; TRUE=re-enter in page
  console.log(new Date, 'vis_chg: ', re_vchg); //for debug in console
  page_vstate = re_vchg ?'visible' : whenVisChg();
});

//This function is executed when the page changes visibility state
function whenVisChg(){
  document.title ='not-visible';  //changes page title in browser

  //HERE you can set your code
  alert('page visibility state changed');

  return 'not-visible';
}
</script>
- To test the script, click on , or just open a new tab /window in your browser. The Title of this page in browser will be changed and an alert message box will be displayed on this page.

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