The any-pointer CSS media feature tests whether the user has any pointing device (such as a mouse), and if so, how accurate it is.

Note: If you want to test the accuracy of the primary pointing device, use pointer instead.

Syntax

The any-pointer feature is specified as a keyword value chosen from the list below.

none
No pointing device is available.
coarse
At least one input mechanism includes a pointing device of limited accuracy.
fine
At least one input mechanism includes an accurate pointing device.

Note: More than one value can match if the available devices have different characteristics, although none only matches when none of them are pointing devices.

Example

This example creates a small checkbox for users with fine pointers and a large checkbox for users with coarse pointers.

HTML

<input id="test" type="checkbox" />
<label for="test">Look at me!</label>

CSS

input[type="checkbox"]:checked {
  background: gray;
}

@media (any-pointer: fine) {
  input[type="checkbox"] {
    -moz-appearance: none;
    -webkit-appearance: none;
    appearance: none;
    width: 15px;
    height: 15px;
    border: 1px solid blue;
  }
}

@media (any-pointer: coarse) {
  input[type="checkbox"] {
    -moz-appearance: none;
    -webkit-appearance: none;
    appearance: none;
    width: 30px;
    height: 30px;
    border: 2px solid red;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Queries Level 4
The definition of 'any-pointer' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 41Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 64IE No support NoOpera Full support 28Safari Full support 9WebView Android Full support 41Chrome Android Full support 41Edge Mobile Full support 12Firefox Android Full support 64Opera Android Full support 28Safari iOS Full support 9.2Samsung Internet Android ?

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