Window: cut event

The cut event is fired when the user has initiated a "cut" action through the browser's user interface.

The original target for this event is the Element that was the intended target of the cut action. You can listen for this event on the Window interface to handle it in the capture or bubbling phases. For full details on this event please see the page on the Element: cut event.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener("cut", (event) => {});

oncut = (event) => {};

Event type


window.addEventListener("cut", (event) => {
  console.log("cut action initiated");


Clipboard API and events
# clipboard-event-cut
HTML Standard
# handler-oncut

Browser compatibility

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See also