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jQuery mousedown() Method

❮ jQuery Event Methods


Press down the left mouse button over a <div> element to insert some text:

  $(this).after("Mouse button pressed down.");
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Definition and Usage

The mousedown event occurs when the left mouse button is pressed down over the selected element.

The mousedown() method triggers the mousedown event, or attaches a function to run when a mousedown event occurs.

Tip: This method is often used together with the mouseup() method.


Trigger the mousedown event for the selected elements:

$(selector).mousedown() Try it

Attach a function to the mousedown event:

$(selector).mousedown(function) Try it

Parameter Description
function Optional. Specifies the function to run when the mousedown event is triggered

❮ jQuery Event Methods