Removing timeouts

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Example

window.setTimout() returns a TimeoutID, which can be used to stop that timeout from running. To do this, store the return value of window.setTimeout() in a variable and call clearTimeout() with that variable as the only argument:

function waitFunc(){
    console.log("This will not be logged after 5 seconds");
}
function stopFunc(){
    clearTimeout(timeout);
}

var timeout = window.setTimeout(waitFunc,5000);
window.setTimeout(stopFunc,3000);

This will not log the message because the timer is stopped after 3 seconds.

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2016-05-02
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