firesTouchEvents

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

The InputDeviceCapabilities.firesTouchEvents read-only property returns a Boolean that indicates whether the device dispatches touch events.

You can use this property to detect mouse events that represent an action that may already have been handled by touch event handlers. This doesn't necessarily mean the device is a touch screen. For example, stylus and mouse devices typically generate touch events on mobile browsers.

Syntax

var boolean = InputDeviceCapabilities.firesTouchEvents

Returns

A Boolean

Example

myButton.addEventListener('mousedown', function(e) {
  if (!e.sourceCapabilities.firesTouchEvents)
    myButton.classList.add("pressed");
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
InputDeviceCapabilities
The definition of 'fireTouchEvents' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome Full support 47Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 47Chrome Android Full support 47Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

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