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mozbrowserselectionstatechanged

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Non-standard
This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.

The mozbrowserselectionstatechanged event is fired when the text selected inside the browser <iframe> content changes. Note that this is deprecated, and current implementations should use mozbrowsercaretstatechanged instead.

General info

Specification
Non standard
Interface
CustomEvent
Bubbles
Yes
Cancelable
Yes
Target
<iframe>
Default Action
None

Properties

Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The browser iframe
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only boolean Does the event normally bubble?
cancelable Read only boolean Is it possible to cancel the event?
details Read only object A custom object

details

The details property returns an anonymous JavaScript object with the following properties:

rect
An object that represents the bounding rectangle of the selection. Its properties are:
  • width: The width of the selection, in CSS pixels.
  • height: The height of the selection, in CSS pixels.
  • top: The Y coordinate of the top of the bounding box, in CSS pixels.
  • bottom: The Y coordinate of the bottom of the bounding box, in CSS pixels.
  • left: The X coordinate of the left of the bounding box, in CSS pixels.
  • right: The X coordinate of the right of the bounding box, in CSS pixels.
commands
An object that stores information about what commands can be executed on the current selection. Its properties are:
  • canSelectAll: A Boolean Indicating whether the select all command can be issued (true) or not (false).
  • canCut: A Boolean Indicating whether the cut command can be issued (true) or not (false).
  • canCopy: A Boolean Indicating whether the copy command can be issued (true) or not (false).
  • canPaste: A Boolean Indicating whether the paste command can be issued (true) or not (false).
zoomFactor
A number representing the current zoom factor in the child frame. This is unitless and represents a percentage increase/decrease, e.g. 1.1 is a 10% zoom in, and 0.9% is a 10% zoom out.
isCollapsed
A Boolean Indicating whether the current selection is collapsed (true) or not (false).
visible
A Boolean Indicating whether the current selection is visible (true) or not (false).
states
The current state of the selection.

Example

var browser = document.querySelector("iframe");

browser.addEventListener("mozbrowserselectionstatechanged", function( event ) {
  if(event.details.visible) {
    console.log("The current selection is visible.");
  } else {
    console.log("The current selection is not visible.");
  }
});

See also

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