Ian McNally


May 21, 2014

If you’re doing a $window.open in Angular and getting the error:

Referencing the Window in Angular expressions is disallowed

Turns out you might be returning your $window.open call (especially if you’re writing Coffeescript). So just return true after it:

$scope.openSomething = ->
  $window.open '/something'

And all your errors go away.

Ian McNally

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