Window: paste event

The paste event is fired when the user has initiated a "paste" action through the browser's user interface.

The original target for this event is the Element that was the intended target of the paste 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: paste event.


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

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

onpaste = (event) => {};

Event type


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


Clipboard API and events
# clipboard-event-paste
HTML Standard
# handler-onpaste

Browser compatibility

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See also