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JavaScript - Long-Press Click Event


This presents a simple code example in JavaScript demonstrating the implementation of an event triggered by a long press of the left mouse button.

In HTML, a <div> tag with the ID 'target' is specified to detect long-press clicks.

<div id="target">Long-press<br>for 1 second</div>

The CSS sets the size for the event target.

#target {
	display: flex;
	align-items: center;
	justify-content: center;
	font-size: 24px;
	padding: 10px;
	color: white;
	width: 250px;
	height: 250px;
	border-radius: 50%;
	text-align: center;
	cursor: pointer;
	user-select: none;
	transition: 1s;
	background: #dc143c;

The target element is specified using querySelector(). An 'mousedown' event is used via addEventListener() to detect the pressing of the left-click button.

The shape is altered by referencing the 'border-radius' of the target element upon completion of the event timer.

// Target element
let target = document.querySelector('#target');

// Event timer ID
let eventTimerId;

// Mouse down event
target.addEventListener('mousedown', () => {
	// Set the timer and create the eventTimerId
	// Time considered for a long-press (in milliseconds)
	eventTimerId = setTimeout(function () {
		// Actions when the left mouse button is long-pressed
		if (window.getComputedStyle(target).borderRadius !== '0%') { = '0%';
		} else { = '50%';

	}, 1000);

// When the left mouse button is released
target.addEventListener('mouseup', () => {
	// Clear the event timer

JavaScript - Long-Press Click Event

TitleJavaScript - Long-Press Click Event