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The pointerdown event is fired when a pointer becomes active. For mouse, it is fired when the device transitions from no buttons depressed to at least one button depressed. For touch, it is fired when physical contact is made with the digitizer. For pen, it is fired when the stylus makes physical contact with the digitizer.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface PointerEvent
Event handler property onpointerdown

Examples

Using addEventListener():

document.addEventListener('pointerdown', (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer down event');
});

Using the onpointerdown event handler property:

document.onpointerdown = (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer down event');
};

Specifications

Specification Status
Pointer Events Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
pointerdown eventChrome Full support 55Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 29
Disabled
Disabled From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Full support 11
Full support 10
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: mspointerdown
Opera ? Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 55Chrome Android Full support 55Firefox Android Full support 29
Disabled
Full support 29
Disabled
Disabled From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

See also

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