HTMLElement: pointermove event

The pointermove event is fired when a pointer changes coordinates, and the pointer has not been canceled by a browser touch-action.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface PointerEvent
Event handler property onpointermove

Usage notes

The event, which is of type PointerEvent, provides all the information you need to know about the user's interaction with the pointing device, including the position, movement distance, button states, and much more.


To add a handler for pointermove events using addEventListener():

const para = document.querySelector('p');

para.addEventListener('pointermove', (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer moved');

You can also use the onpointermove event handler property:

const para = document.querySelector('p');

para.onpointermove = (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer moved');


Pointer Events
# the-pointermove-event

Browser compatibility

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See also

Internet Explorer also used to support an event named MSPointerHover, which fired when a contact (normally a pen) moves over an element without touching the surface. This proprietary method is specific to Internet Explorer and, as of Internet Explorer 11, has been deprecated. Starting with IE11 the pointermove event will fire for all pen movement (regardless if its hovering or not).