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    MouseEvent.metaKey

    The MouseEvent.metaKey read-only property returning a Boolean that indicates if the Meta key was pressed (true) or not (false) when the event occured.

    Note: On Macintosh keyboards, this is the command key (). On Windows keyboards, this is the windows key ().

    Syntax

    var metaKeyPressed = instanceOfMouseEvent.metaKey
    

    Return value

    A boolean

    Example

     function goInput(e) {
     // checks metaKey and
       if (e.metaKey) {
            // passes event along
         superSizeOutput(e);
       } else {
         doOutput(e);
       }
     }
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
    The definition of 'MouseEvent.ctrlKey' in that specification.
    Working Draft No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification.
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification
    The definition of 'MouseEvent.ctrlKey' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: amycb, teoli, Jeremie
    Last updated by: teoli,