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MediaQueryList.matches

The matches read-only property of the MediaQueryList interface is a Boolean that returns true if the document currently matches the media query list, or false if not.

Syntax

var matches = MediaQueryList.matches;

Value

A Boolean; returns true if the document currently matches the media query list, false if not.

Examples

var mql = window.matchMedia('(max-width: 600px)');

if(mql.matches) {
  // media query test returning true
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'matches' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 9 (Yes) 6.0 (6.0) 10 12.1 5
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ? ? ?

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