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  • Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2019

The MouseEvent screenY property is a read-only property and used for returning the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer when an event was triggered.

Syntax :


Return Value: It returns a number which represents the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer in pixels.

Below program illustrates the MouseEvent screenY property:
Example: Finding out the horizontal coordinates of the mouse pointer, relative to the screen, when the mouse button is clicked on an element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>MouseEvent screenY Property in HTML</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>MouseEvent screenY Property</h2>
    <p onclick="coord(event)">
      Click somewhere in the paragraph to get
      the y(vertical) coordinates of the mouse pointer.
    <p id="test"></p>
        function coord(event) {
            var y = event.screenY;
            var coords = " Y coords: " + y;
              "test").innerHTML = coords;


  • Before clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers:

  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari

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