PointerEvent.twist

The twist read-only property of the PointerEvent interface represents the clockwise rotation of the pointer (e.g., pen stylus) around its major axis, in degrees.

Syntax

var twist = pointerEvent.twist;

Return value

A long value representing the amount of twist, in degrees, applied to the transducer (pointer). The value is in the range 0 to 359, inclusive. For devices that do not report twist, the value is 0.

Example

When a pointerdown event is fired, different functions are called depending on the value of the event's twist property.

someElement.addEventListener('pointerdown', function(event) {
  if (event.twist == 0) {
    // No twist
    process_no_twist(event);
  } else {
    // Default
    process_twist(event);
  }
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events ā€“ Level 2
The definition of 'twist' in that specification.
Working Draft Ā 

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
twistChrome Full support 58Edge Full support 18Firefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 54
Disabled
Disabled From version 54: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 45Safari Full support 13WebView Android Full support 58Chrome Android Full support 58Firefox Android Full support 54
Disabled
Full support 54
Disabled
Disabled From version 54: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 43Safari iOS Full support 13Samsung Internet Android Full support 7.0

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User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also