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@media.pointer

The pointer CSS media feature tests whether the user has a pointing device (such as a mouse), and if so, how accurate the primary pointing device is.

Note: If you want to test the accuracy of any pointing device, use any-pointer instead.

Syntax

The pointer feature is specified as a keyword value chosen from the list below.

none
The primary input mechanism does not include a pointing device.
coarse
The primary input mechanism includes a pointing device of limited accuracy.
fine
The primary input mechanism includes an accurate pointing device.

Examples

This example creates a small checkbox for users with fine primary pointers and a large checkbox for users with coarse primary pointers.

HTML

<input id="test" type="checkbox" />
<label for="test">Look at me!</label>

CSS

input[type="checkbox"] {
  -moz-appearance: none;
  -webkit-appearance: none;
  appearance: none;
  border: solid;
  margin: 0;
}

input[type="checkbox"]:checked {
  background: gray;
}

@media (pointer: fine) {
  input[type="checkbox"] {
    width: 15px;
    height: 15px;
    border-width: 1px;
    border-color: blue;
  }
}

@media (pointer: coarse) {
  input[type="checkbox"] {
    width: 30px;
    height: 30px;
    border-width: 2px;
    border-color: red;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Queries Level 4
The definition of 'pointer' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
pointer media feature 41 12 64 No 28 9
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
pointer media feature 41 50 64 28 9 5.0

See also

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/@media/pointer