selectstart

The selectstart event of the Selection API is fired when a user starts a new selection. The event is fire at the HTML element at the beginning of the new selection Range.

If the event is canceled, the selection is not changed.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Target objects HTMLElement
Interface Event

Example

document.addEventListener("selectstart", function(e) {
  console.log(e); 
}, false);


// "selectstart" event is logged when a selection start on the page.

Inheritance

The selectstart event implements the Event interface. You can use the properties and methods defined on this interface.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selection API
The definition of 'selectstart' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? 52 (52) ? ? ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 52.0 (52) ? ? ?

See also

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