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The contextmenu event is fired when the right button of the mouse is clicked (before the context menu is displayed), or when the context menu key is pressed (in which case the context menu is displayed at the bottom left of the focused element, unless the element is a tree, in which case the context menu is displayed at the bottom left of the current row).

General info

Specification
HTML5
Interface
MouseEvent
Bubbles
Yes
Cancelable
Yes
Target
Element
Default Action
In Gecko this event is handled by a XUL ancestor element, even for HTML5 context menus, which are actually handled by the browser element's context menu. If a XUL ancestor element has a context or contextmenu attribute referencing a popup, then display it (subject to the popupshowing event).

Properties

Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only boolean Does the event normally bubble?
cancelable Read only boolean Is it possible to cancel the event?
currentTarget Read only EventTarget (DOM element) The node that had the event listener attached.
relatedTarget Read only EventTarget (DOM element) For mouseover, mouseout, mouseenter and mouseleave events: the target of the complementary event (the mouseleave target in the case of a mouseenter event). null otherwise.
screenX Read only long (int) The X coordinate of the mouse pointer in global (screen) coordinates.
screenY Read only long (int) The Y coordinate of the mouse pointer in global (screen) coordinates.
clientX Read only long (int) The X coordinate of the mouse pointer in local (DOM content) coordinates.
clientY Read only long (int) The Y coordinate of the mouse pointer in local (DOM content) coordinates.
button Read only unsigned short (int) The button number that was pressed when the mouse event was fired: Left button=0, middle button=1 (if present), right button=2. For mice configured for left handed use in which the button actions are reversed the values are instead read from right to left.
buttons Read only DOM level 3 unsigned short (int) The buttons being pressed when the mouse event was fired: Left button=1, Right button=2, Middle (wheel) button=4, 4th button (typically, "Browser Back" button)=8, 5th button (typically, "Browser Forward" button)=16. If two or more buttons are pressed, returns the logical sum of the values. E.g., if Left button and Right button are pressed, returns 3 (=1 | 2). More info.
mozPressure Read only float The amount of pressure applied to a touch or tabdevice when generating the event; this value ranges between 0.0 (minimum pressure) and 1.0 (maximum pressure).

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