Window: copy event

The copy event fires when the user initiates a copy action through the browser's user interface.

The original target for this event is the Element that was the intended target of the copy action. You can listen for this event on the Window interface to handle it in the capture or bubbling phases. For full details on this event please see the page on the Element: copy event.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener("copy", (event) => {});

oncopy = (event) => {};

Event type


window.addEventListener("copy", (event) => {
  console.log("copy action initiated");


Clipboard API and events
# clipboard-event-copy
HTML Standard
# handler-oncopy

Browser compatibility

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See also