jQuery mousemove() Method

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jQuery mousemove() Method

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

  1. To run a callback when a mouse moved over a specified element.
  2. To trigger the mousemove event of a specified element.

Run a Callback

In the following example, we will run a callback function when a mouse moved over a specified element.

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 mousemove() Method</h1> <p>Try to move the mouse over me.</p> <p>x-axis - <span id="point">0</span></p> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("p").mousemove(function(e){ $("#point").text(e.clientX); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).mousemove(callback);

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
callback Optional Specifies a function to be called as many times the user move the mouse over the element.

Browser Support

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Trigger a mousemove Event

In the following example, we will trigger a mousemove 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> <h1>jQuery mousemove() Method</h1> <p>Try to move the mouse over this paragraph.</p> <button>Trigger mousemove Event</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("p").mousemove(function(){ alert("mouse is moved over p"); }); $("button").click(function(){ $("p").mousemove(); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

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