GlobalEventHandlers.onselectionchange

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The GlobalEventHandlers.onselectionchange property represents the event handler that is called when a selectstart event is fired, i.e when the text selected on a web page changes.

Syntax

obj.onselectionchange = function;

Example

var selection;

document.onselectionchange = function() {
  console.log('New selection made');
  selection = document.getSelection();
};

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Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 43 (43)[1]
52 (52)[2]
(Yes) (Yes) ? 1.3
Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
onselectionchange 43.0 (43)[1]
52.0 (52)[2]
? ? ? ?

[1] This is implemented behind the dom.select_events.enabled preference, which defaults to false except on Nightly.

[2] This is now fully enabled on Firefox 52 release version.

See also

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