Javascript – jquery beforeunload when closing (not leaving) the page

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How can I display "Are you sure you want to leave the page?" when the user actually tries to close the page (click the X button on the browser window or tab) not when he tries to navigate away from the page (click on another link).

My client wants a message to appear when the user tries to close the page "Are you sure you want to leave the page? You still have items in your shopping cart."

Unfortunately $(window).bind('beforeunload') doesn't fire only when the user closes the page.

jQuery:

function checkCart() { 
  $.ajax({
    url : 'index.php?route=module/cart/check',
    type : 'POST',
    dataType : 'json',
    success : function (result) {
       if (result) {
        $(window).bind('beforeunload', function(){
          return 'leave?';
        });
       }
    }
  })
}

Best Solution

You can do this by using JQuery.

For example ,

<a href="your URL" id="navigate"> click here </a>

Your JQuery will be,

$(document).ready(function(){

    $('a').on('mousedown', stopNavigate);

    $('a').on('mouseleave', function () {
           $(window).on('beforeunload', function(){
                  return 'Are you sure you want to leave?';
           });
    });
});

function stopNavigate(){    
    $(window).off('beforeunload');
}

And to get the Leave message alert will be,

$(window).on('beforeunload', function(){
      return 'Are you sure you want to leave?';
});

$(window).on('unload', function(){

         logout();

});

This solution works in all browsers and I have tested it.