This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Fired before the mousedown event when a Force Touch interaction begins on a macOS device.

Bubbles Unknown
Cancelable Unknown
Interface MouseEvent

webkitmouseforcewillbegin is a proprietary, WebKit-specific event. Its main use is that it can be Event.preventDefault()ed in order to prevent the system from performing its default action in response to this event. It is part of the Force_Touch_events feature.


Not part of any specification. Apple has a description at the Mac Developer Library.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: Sheppy, irenesmith, teoli, rolfedh, cvrebert
Last updated by: Sheppy,