Document: selectstart event

The selectstart event of the Selection API is fired when a user starts a new selection.

If the event is canceled, the selection is not changed.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface Event
Event handler property onselectstart

Examples

// addEventListener version
document.addEventListener('selectstart', () => {
  console.log('Selection started');
});

// onselectstart version
document.onselectstart = () => {
  console.log('Selection changed.');
};

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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See also