HTML | DOM onmousedown Event

The HTML DOM onmousedown event occurs on a press on a mouse button over an element.

Related events for left-click:

  • onmousedown
  • onmouseup
  • onclick

Related events for right-click:



  • onmousedown
  • onmouseup
  • oncontextmenu

Syntax:

  • In HTML:
    <element onmousedown="myScript">
  • In JavaScript:
    object.onmousedown = function(){myScript};
  • In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:
    object.addEventListener("mousedown", myScript);

Example: Using the addEventListener() method

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      HTML DOM onmousedown Event
  </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2 id="try">
          HTML DOM onmousedown Event
      </h2>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
              "try").addEventListener(
              "mousedown", btnpressed);
  
            function btnpressed() {
                document.getElementById(
                  "try").innerHTML = 
                  "button pressed.";
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML DOM onmousedown Event are listed below:

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



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