Screen.pixelDepth

Returns the bit 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

let depth = window.screen.pixelDepth

Example

// if there is not adequate bit depth
// choose a simpler color
if ( window.screen.pixelDepth > 8 ) {
  document.style.color = "#FAEBD7";
} else {
  document.style.color = "#FFFFFF";
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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See also