jQuery mousedown()

The jQuery mousedown() method is used to attach a function to run when a mousedown event occurs i.e, when the left mouse button is pressed down, at the time while the mouse cursor is over the selected element.

Syntax:

To trigger the mousedown event for selected elements.

$(selector).mousedown() 

To add a function to the mousedown event.

$(selector).mousedown(function)  

Function:

  • It is an optional parameter.
  • The function parameter specifies the function to run when the event occurs.

 

Example 1

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>  
<script>    
$(document).ready(function(){    
	$("#h1").mousedown(function(){    
   	$( "div" ).text( "mouse down event triggered" ).show().fadeOut( 1000 );   
	});    
});    
</script>    
</head>    
<body>    
<h1 id="h1">Left click on me.</h1>   
<div></div>   
</body>    
</html>

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Example 2

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>  
<script>  
$(document).ready(function(){  
	$("p").mousedown(function(){  
    	$("p").css("background-color", "red");  
	});  
	$("p").mouseup(function(){  
    	$("p").css("background-color", "yellow");  
	});  
});  
</script>  
</head>  
<body>  
<p>Press down the mouse left button over me</p>  
</body>  
</html>

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