Window: vrdisplaypointerunrestricted event


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.

The vrdisplaypointerunrestricted event of the WebVR API is fired when the VR display's pointer input is no longer restricted to consumption via a pointerlocked element.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface VRDisplayEvent
Event handler property onvrdisplaypointerunrestricted


You can use the vrdisplaypointerunrestricted event in an addEventListener method:

window.addEventListener('vrdisplaypointerunrestricted', function() {
  // Run code to handle freeing app from pointer lock

Or use the onvrdisplaypointerunrestricted event handler property:

window.onvrdisplaypointerunrestricted = function() {
  // Run code to handle freeing app from pointer lock


Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'vrdisplaypointerunrestricted' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also