This property is the angle (in degrees) between the Y-Z plane of the pointer and the screen. This property is typically only useful for a pen/stylus pointer type. The range of values is -90 to 90 degrees and a positive value means a tilt to the right. For devices that do not support this property, the value is 0.

For an illustration of this property see Figure 2 in the specification.

This property is Read only .


var tilt = pointerEvent.tiltX;

Return value

The angle between the Y-Z plane of the pointer (stylus) and the screen.


This example illustrates simple accessing of the tiltX and tiltY properties.

someElement.addEventListener("pointerdown", function(ev) {
   process_tilt(ev.tiltX, ev.tiltY);
 }, false);


Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'tiltX' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'tiltX' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 55.0 (Yes) (Yes) [1] 10 42 No support
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 55.0 (Yes) No support No support 10 42 No support 55.0

[1] This feature is currently hidden behind a flag; to enable it and experiment, set the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference to true in about:config.

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