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pageY property (event)

Browser support:
Retrieves the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the top-left corner of the document.
  • To get the x-coordinate of the mouse, use the pageX property.
  • If you need the position of the mouse pointer relative to the top-left corner of the browser window's client area, use the clientX and clientY properties.
  • To get the position relative to the top-left corner of the screen, use the screenX and screenY properties.
  • Or, if you need the element that is located at a specified position, use the elementFromPoint method.


You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
This property is read-only.

Possible values:

Integer that represents the vertical position of the mouse pointer, in pixels.
Default: this property has no default value.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the pageY property:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function UpdateInfo (event) {
            if ('pageX' in event) { // all browsers except IE before version 9
                var pageX = event.pageX;
                var pageY = event.pageY;
            else {  // IE before version 9
                var pageX = event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
                var pageY = event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop;

            var message = "screenX: " + event.screenX + ", screenY: " + event.screenY + "<br />";
            message += "clientX: " + event.clientX + ", clientY: " + event.clientY + "<br />";
            message += "pageX: " + pageX + ", pageY: " + pageY;

            var info = document.getElementById ("info");
            info.innerHTML = message;
<body onmousemove="UpdateInfo (event);">
    <div style="height:1000px;">Move your mouse or scroll the document.</div>
    <div id="info" style="height:65px; width:200px; left:100px; top:100px; background-color:#e0a0a0; position:fixed;"></div>
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