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The Document.onselectionchange property represents the event handler that is called when a selectionchange event reaches this object.


obj.onselectionchange = function;
  • function is the name of a user-defined function, without the () suffix or any parameters, or an anonymous function declaration.


document.onselectionchange = function() { console.log("Selection changed!"); }; 


Specification Status Comment
Selection API
The definition of 'Document.onselectionchange' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Edge Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 45 (45)[1] 49 (Yes) ? ? ?
Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android Edge IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
onselectionchange 45.0 (45)[1] ? (Yes) ? ? ?

[1] This is implemented behind the dom.select_events.enabled preference, that default to false, except on Nightly.

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