Screen.colorDepth

The Screen.colorDepth read-only property returns the color depth of the screen. Per the CSSOM, some implementations return 24 for compatibility reasons. See the browser compatibility section for those that don't.

Syntax

bitDepth = window.screen.colorDepth;

Example

// Check the color depth of the screen
if ( window.screen.colorDepth < 8) {
  // Use low-color version of page
} else {
  // Use regular, colorful page
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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See also