The normalized pressure of the pointer input in the range of 0 to 1, where 0 and 1 represent the minimum and maximum pressure the hardware is capable of detecting, respectively. For hardware that does not support pressure, including but not limited to mouse, the value MUST be 0.5 when the pointer is active and 0 otherwise.

This property is Read only .


var pressure = pointerEvent.pressure;

Return value

The amount of pressure applied to the pointer.


This example illustrates using the pressure property.

When a pointerdown event is fired, different functions are called depending on the value of the event's pressure property.

someElement.addEventListener('pointerdown', function(ev) {
   if (ev.pressure == 0) {
     // No pressure
   } else if (ev.pressure == 1) {
     // Maximum pressure
   } else {
     // Default
 }, false);


Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'pressure' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'pressure' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support Not supported (Yes) [1] 10 Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported 10 Not supported Not supported

[1] Implementation withdrawn. See bug 1166347.

See also


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