Firefox Nightly Now Supports W3C Pointer Events
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 4 August 2015 at 04:03 PM EDT. 6 Comments
Mozilla has added support for the Pointer Events specification to the newest Firefox Nightly builds.

The Pointer Events specification devised by the W3C is designed to deal with the increasing spectrum of input devices for the web from touch-input to pens or a conventional mouse. The Pointer Events specification provides a clean API for dealing with all sorts of input devices.

Those unfamiliar with the Pointer Events API can read all about it along with some code snippets via the announcement that was posted today to the Mozilla Hacks blog. The actual specification can be read at
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Popular News This Week