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.

Examples

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');
};

Specifications

Specification Status
Pointer Events Obsolete

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
pointermove eventChrome Full support 55Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 29
Disabled
Disabled From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Full support 11
Full support 10
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: mspointermove
Opera ? Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 55Chrome Android Full support 55Firefox Android Full support 29
Disabled
Full support 29
Disabled
Disabled From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

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).