Document: pointerlockerror event

The pointerlockerror event is fired when locking the pointer failed (for technical reasons or because the permission was denied).

This event is not cancelable.


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

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

onpointerlockerror = (event) => {};

Event type

A generic Event.


Using addEventListener():

const para = document.querySelector("p");

document.addEventListener("pointerlockerror", (event) => {
  console.log("Error locking pointer");

Using the onpointerlockerror event handler property:

document.onpointerlockerror = (event) => {
  console.log("Error locking pointer");


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

Browser compatibility

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See also