Document: pointerlockchange event

The pointerlockchange event is fired when the pointer is locked/unlocked.

This event is not cancelable.


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

addEventListener('pointerlockchange', event => { });

onpointerlockchange = event => { };

Event type

A generic Event.


Using addEventListener():

document.addEventListener('pointerlockchange', (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer lock changed');

Using the onpointerlockchange event handler property:

document.onpointerlockchange = (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer lock changed');


Pointer Lock 2.0
# pointerlockchange-and-pointerlockerror-events
Pointer Lock 2.0
# dom-document-onpointerlockchange

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See also