Element.requestPointerLock()

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Element.requestPointerLock() method allows to asynchronously ask for the pointer to be locked on the given element.

To track the success or failure of the request, it is necessary to listen for the pointerlockchange and pointerlockerror events at the Document level.

Syntax

instanceOfElement.requestPointerLock();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Pointer Lock
The definition of 'Element' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Extend the Element interface

Browser compatibility

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Basic support (Yes) webkit (Yes) (Yes) moz ? ? ?
Unprefixed support (Yes) (Yes) 50 (50)      
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ? ?

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