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    visibilitychange

    The visibilitychange event is fired when the content of a tab has become visible or has been hidden.

    General info

    Specification
    Page Visibility API
    Interface
    event
    Bubbles
    Yes
    Cancelable
    No
    Target
    Document
    Default Action
    None

    Properties

    Property Type Description
    target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
    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?

    Example

    document.addEventListener("visibilitychange", function() {
      console.log( document.visibilityState );
    });
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    Page Visibility API
    The definition of 'visibilitychange' in that specification.
    Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support 13 webkit
    33
    10 (10) moz
    18 (18)
    10

    12.10[1]

    6.1
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 4.4 webkit 10.0 (10) moz
    18.0 (18)
    ? 12.10 [1] 7

    [1] Doesn't fire the visibilitychange event when the browser window is minimized, nor set hidden to true.

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