Get Mouse Cursor Position in Pixels using JavaScript

In this tutorial we will see how to Get Mouse Cursor Position in Pixels using JavaScript. The JavaScript clientX and clientY properties are used for this.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <title>Get Mouse Cursor Position in Pixels using JavaScript</title>
</head>

<body>

    <p id='output'></p>

</body>

</html>

CSS Code

CSS Code is given below.

body{
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  font-family: sans-serif;
}
#output{
  position: absolute;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  top: 50%;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translate(-50%,-50%);
  font-size: 20px;
}

JavaScript Code

JavaScript Code is given below, clientX and clientY property returns the horizontal and vertical coordinates of the mouse cursor which are then displayed inside the paragraph element with id output.

<script>
document.onmousemove=getCursorPos;
var output = document.getElementById('output');
function getCursorPos(a)
{
var posx = a.clientX;
var posy = a.clientY;
output.innerHTML="Position X: " + posx + "px & Position Y: " + posy + "px";
} 
</script>

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