jQuery mousedown() Method

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jQuery mousedown() Method

The jQuery mousedown() method is used for the following 2 purpose

  1. To run a callback when a specified element is pressed.
  2. To trigger the mousedown event of a specified element.

Run a Callback

In the following example, we will run a callback function when a button is pressed.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery mousedown() Method</h1> <p>Press Me.</p> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("p").mousedown(function(){ alert("Paragraph is pressed."); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).mousedown(callback);

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
callback Optional Specifies a function to be called once user mouse is pressed on the element.

Browser Support

Devicedesktopmobile
Browsergoogle chromesafarifirefoxinternet Exploreredgeoperagoogle chromesafarifirefoxedgeoperaandroid webviewsamsung internet
mousedown()YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Trigger a mousedown Event

In the following example, we will trigger a mousedown event when a button is clicked.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <button>Trigger mousedown Event</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("p").mousedown(function(){ alert("Paragraph is pressed."); }); $("button").click(function(){ $("p").mousedown(); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

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