MouseEvent.movementY

The movementY read-only property of the MouseEvent interface provides the difference in the Y coordinate of the mouse pointer between the given event and the previous mousemove event. In other words, the value of the property is computed like this: currentEvent.movementY = currentEvent.screenY - previousEvent.screenY.

Warning: Browsers use different units for movementY and screenY than what the specification defines. Depending on the browser and operating system, the movementY units may be a physical pixel, a logical pixel, or a CSS pixel.

Value

A number.

Examples

This example logs the amount of mouse movement using movementX and movementY.

HTML

<p id="log">Move your mouse around.</p>

JavaScript

function logMovement(event) {
  log.innerText = `movement: ${event.movementX}, ${event.movementY}\n${log.innerText}`;
}

const log = document.getElementById('log');
document.addEventListener('mousemove', logMovement);

Result

Specifications

Specification
Pointer Lock 2.0
# dom-mouseevent-movementy

Browser compatibility

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See also