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The cut event is fired when a selection has been removed from the document and added to the clipboard.

If the user attempts a Cut action on uneditable content, the cut event still fires but the event object contains no data.

General info

DefaultView, Document, Element
Default Action


Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only Boolean Whether the event normally bubbles or not.
cancelable Read only Boolean Whether the event is cancellable or not.
clipboardData Read only DataTransfer The contents of the clipboard. Not only text, but also files and images.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 58 (Yes) (Yes) No support 45 ?
clipboardData 58 (Yes) 22 (22) No support 45 ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 58 58 (Yes) (Yes) ? 45 ?
clipboardData 58 58 (Yes) 22.0 (22) ? 45 ?

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