Element: gesturestart event

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Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The gesturestart event is fired when multiple fingers contact the touch surface, thus starting a new gesture. During the gesture, gesturechange events will be fired. When the gesture has ended, a gestureend event will be fired.

It is a proprietary event specific to WebKit.

Bubbles Unknown
Cancelable Unknown
Interface GestureEvent
Event handler property Unknown

Specifications

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
gesturestart event
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 9.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 2Samsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also