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This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The type read-only property of the GamepadHapticActuator interface returns an enum representing the type of the haptic hardware.


var myActuatorType = gamepadHapticActuatorInstance.type;


An enum of type GamepadHapticActuatorType; currently available types are:

  • vibration — vibration hardware, which creates a rumbling effect.




Specification Status Comment
Gamepad Extensions
The definition of 'type' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No No Yes1 2 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support No No No No No No No

1. The flag is enabled by default in Firefox Nightly and Beta, versions 55 and above.

2. This feature is behind the dom.gamepad-extensions.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

See also

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