IdleDetector: userState property

Limited availability

This feature is not Baseline because it does not work in some of the most widely-used browsers.

Secure context: This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
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The userState read-only property of the IdleDetector interface returns a string indicating whether the user has interacted with the device since the call to start().


Either "active" or "idle" if IdleDetector.start() has been called, or null otherwise.


In the following example, the change callback prints the status of userState and screenState to the console.

idleDetector.addEventListener("change", () => {
  const userState = idleDetector.userState;
  const screenState = idleDetector.screenState;
  console.log(`Idle change: ${userState}, ${screenState}.`);


Idle Detection API
# api-idledetector-userstate

Browser compatibility

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