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The UserProximityEvent indicates whether a nearby physical object is present by using the proximity sensor of a device.


Indicates if the device has sensed a nearby physical object.


Specification Status Comment
Proximity Sensor
The definition of 'Proximity Events' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support (Yes)[1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 15.0 (15.0)[1] No support No support No support

[1] This event has been disabled by default in Firefox 60, behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (bug 1359076).

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