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onmouseleave Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when moving the mouse pointer out of an image:

<img onmouseleave="normalImg(this)" src="smiley.gif" alt="Smiley">
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Definition and Usage

The onmouseleave event occurs when the mouse pointer is moved out of an element.

Tip: This event is often used together with the onmouseenter event, which occurs when the mouse pointer is moved onto an element.

Tip: The onmouseleave event is similar to the onmouseout event. The only difference is that the onmouseleave event does not bubble (does not propagate up the document hierarchy). See "More Examples" at the bottom of this page to better understand the differences.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the event.

Event
onmouseleave 30.0 5.5 Yes 6.1 11.5


Syntax

In HTML:

<element onmouseleave="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

object.onmouseleave = function(){myScript};
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In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("mouseleave", myScript);
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Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: No
Cancelable: No
Event type: MouseEvent
Supported HTML tags: All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>
DOM Version: Level 2 Events

More Examples

Example

This example demonstrates the difference between the onmousemove, onmouseleave and onmouseout events:

<div onmousemove="myMoveFunction()">
  <p id="demo">I will demonstrate onmousemove!</p>
</div>

<div onmouseleave="myLeaveFunction()">
  <p id="demo2">I will demonstrate onmouseleave!</p>
</div>

<div onmouseout="myOutFunction()">
  <p id="demo3">I will demonstrate onmouseout!</p>
</div>
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❮ Event Object