GlobalEventHandlers.onselectstart

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

The GlobalEventHandlers.onselectstart property represents the event handler that is called when a selectstart event reaches this object, i.e. when the user starts to make a new text selection on a web page.

Syntax

obj.onselectstart = function;

Example

document.onselectstart = function() {
  console.log("Selection started!");
}; 

For a full example, see our Key quote generator demo.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selection API
The definition of 'GlobalEventHandlers.onselectstart' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ?

52

431

Yes ?1.3
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ?

52

431

? Yes ?

1. From version 43: this feature is behind the dom.select_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

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