Element: mousedown event

The mousedown event is fired at an Element when a pointing device button is pressed while the pointer is inside the element.

Note: This differs from the click event in that click is fired after a full click action occurs; that is, the mouse button is pressed and released while the pointer remains inside the same element. mousedown is fired the moment the button is initially pressed.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface MouseEvent
Event handler property onmousedown


See mousemove_event for example code.


UI Events
# event-type-mousedown

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