Document: pointerdown event

The pointerdown event is fired when a pointer becomes active. For mouse, it is fired when the device transitions from no buttons depressed to at least one button depressed. For touch, it is fired when physical contact is made with the digitizer. For pen, it is fired when the stylus makes physical contact with the digitizer.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface PointerEvent
Event handler property onpointerdown

Examples

Using addEventListener():

document.addEventListener('pointerdown', (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer down event');
});

Using the onpointerdown event handler property:

document.onpointerdown = (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer down event');
};

Specifications

Specification Status
Pointer Events – Level 2 Recommendation
Pointer Events Obsolete

Browser compatibility

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See also