Document: cut event

The cut event fires when the user initiates a cut action through the browser's user interface.

The original target for this event is the Element that was the intended target of the cut action. You can listen for this event on the Document interface to handle it in the capture or bubbling phases. For full details on this event please see the page on the Element: cut event.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener("cut", (event) => {});

oncut = (event) => {};

Event type


To be informed when a user cuts data from the webpage to their clipboard, you can add a handler to your Document instance using addEventListener(), like this:

document.addEventListener("cut", (event) => {
  /* the session has shut down */

Alternatively, you can use the Document.oncut event handler property to establish a handler for the cut event:

document.oncut = (event) => {
  /* the session has shut down */


Clipboard API and events
# clipboard-event-cut
HTML Standard
# handler-oncut

Browser compatibility

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See also