The new input event type "auxclick" introduced here provides web developers a way to listen to the click behavior of non-primary buttons, and potentially cancel their effect (eg. opening a new tab when middle clicking on a link). This new input type is needed because the "click" event is restricted to primary button only according to the spec So after this change "click" event will no longer be dispatched for non-primary buttons.



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Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 55
  • Chrome for Android release 55
  • Chrome for iOS release 55
  • Android WebView release 55

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Last updated on 2020-11-19