Window.releaseEvents()

Deprecated

This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Non-standard

This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Releases the window from trapping events of a specific type.

Syntax

window.releaseEvents(eventType)

eventType is a combination of the following values: Event.ABORT, Event.BLUR, Event.CLICK, Event.CHANGE, Event.DBLCLICK, Event.DRAGDDROP, Event.ERROR, Event.FOCUS, Event.KEYDOWN, Event.KEYPRESS, Event.KEYUP, Event.LOAD, Event.MOUSEDOWN, Event.MOUSEMOVE, Event.MOUSEOUT, Event.MOUSEOVER, Event.MOUSEUP, Event.MOVE, Event.RESET, Event.RESIZE, Event.SELECT, Event.SUBMIT, Event.UNLOAD.

Example

window.releaseEvents(Event.KEYPRESS)

Notes

Note that you can pass a list of events to this method using the following syntax: window.releaseEvents(Event.KEYPRESS | Event.KEYDOWN | Event.KEYUP).

See also window.captureEvents ( This deprecated API should no longer be used, but will probably still work. ).

Specifications

This is not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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