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The TouchEvent metaKey property is a read-only property and used for returning a Boolean value which indicates whether or not the “meta” key was pressed when a touch event triggered. 

It mostly returns false because generally, touch devices do not have a meta key. 



Return Value: It returns true if the meta key is pressed, else it returns false. 

Below program illustrates the TouchEvent metaKey property : 

Example: Finding out whether the “Meta” key was pressed on the touch screen or not. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta name="viewport"
    <title>TouchEvent metaKey property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
<body ontouchstart="isKeyPressed(event)">
    <h2>TouchEvent metaKey property</h2>
    <p>Touch somewhere in the document and wait
      for an alert to tell if the meta key was pressed or not.</p>
    <!-- Script to check if the meta key is pressed or not -->
        function count(event) {
            if (event.metaKey) {
                alert("Meta key has been pressed!");
            } else {
                alert("Meta key has not been pressed!");


  • Before clicking the button: 

  • After clicking the button:


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 22 and above
  • Edge 79 and above
  • Firefox 52 and above
  • Opera 15 and above

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Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2022
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