contextmenu event is fired when the right button of the mouse is clicked (before the context menu is displayed), or when the context menu key is pressed (in which case the context menu is displayed at the bottom left of the focused element, unless the element is a tree, in which case the context menu is displayed at the bottom left of the current row).
- Default Action
- In Gecko this event is handled by a XUL ancestor element, even for HTML5 context menus, which are actually handled by the browser element's context menu. If a XUL ancestor element has a context or contextmenu attribute referencing a popup, then display it (subject to the popupshowing event).
||The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).|
||The type of event.|
||Whether the event normally bubbles or not|
||Whether the event is cancellable or not?|
||EventTarget||The node that had the event listener attached.|
||long||The X coordinate of the mouse pointer in global (screen) coordinates.|
||long||The Y coordinate of the mouse pointer in global (screen) coordinates.|
||long||The X coordinate of the mouse pointer in local (DOM content) coordinates.|
||long||The Y coordinate of the mouse pointer in local (DOM content) coordinates.|
||unsigned short||The button number that was pressed when the mouse event was fired: Left button=0, middle button=1 (if present), right button=2. For mice configured for left handed use in which the button actions are reversed the values are instead read from right to left.|
||unsigned short||The buttons being pressed when the mouse event was fired: Left button=1, Right button=2, Middle (wheel) button=4, 4th button (typically, "Browser Back" button)=8, 5th button (typically, "Browser Forward" button)=16. If two or more buttons are pressed, returns the logical sum of the values. E.g., if Left button and Right button are pressed, returns 3 (=1 | 2). More info.|
||float||The amount of pressure applied to a touch or tabdevice when generating the event; this value ranges between 0.0 (minimum pressure) and 1.0 (maximum pressure).|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Edge||Opera||Safari|
|On disabled form elements||(Yes)||Not supported||(Yes)||Not supported||(Yes)||?|
|Feature||Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|On disabled form elements||?||?||?||?||?|
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<textarea> elements and some
<input> element types.
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