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HTML | onmousedown Attribute

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  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2022
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This onmousedown attribute will fire when a mouse button is pressed down on the element and the order of events occur related to the onmousedown event(for the left/mouse button) 

  • onmousedown
  • onmouseup
  • onclick

Supported Tags: It supports all HTML elements. 

Syntax: 

<element onmousedown="script">

Attribute Value: It is supported by all HTML elements. The script event run when onmousedown attribute call.
Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>onmousedown attribute</title>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
 
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>onmousedown A ttribute</h2>
    <p id="gfg" onmousedown="mouseDown()" onmouseup="Geeks()">
        <b>GeeksforGeeks:</b> A computer science portal
        for Geeks. It is best website for learning<br>
        computer science.
    </p>
 
    <script>
        function Geeks() {
            document.getElementById("gfg").style.color = "green";
        }
 
        function mouseDown() {
            document.getElementById("gfg").style.color = "red";
        }
    </script>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onmousedown attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 2
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Firefox 6
  • Opera 11.6
  • Safari 4

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