Document.onfullscreenerror

The Document.onfullscreenerror property is an event handler for the fullscreenerror event that is sent to the  document when it fails to transition into full-screen mode after a prior call to Element.requestFullscreen().

Syntax

targetDocument.onfullscreenerror = fullscreenErrorHandler;

Value

An event handler for the fullscreenerror event.

Example

This example attempts to call requestFullscreen() outside of an event handler. Since requestFullscreen() can only be called in response to user action, for security reasons, this will fail, causing the fullscreenerror to be sent to the document.

document.onfullscreenerror = function ( event ) { 
  displayWarning("Unable to switch into full-screen mode.");
}; 

//....

document.documentElement.requestFullscreen();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Fullscreen API
The definition of 'onfullscreenerror' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 45Edge ? Firefox Full support 64
Full support 64
Full support 47
Disabled
Disabled From version 47: this feature is behind the full-screen-api.unprefix.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Alternate Name
Full support 11
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: onMSFullscreenError
Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 45Chrome Android Full support 45Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 64
Full support 64
Full support 47
Disabled
Disabled From version 47: this feature is behind the full-screen-api.unprefix.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

See also

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