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jQuery Capture Shift+Click Event Example

By Sam Deering



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In this jQuery code snippet the shift key press is captured only when the user is hovering over a anchor element while holding down the shift key.

$('a').each(function(i) { 
	jQuery(this).bind('click', doOverlayOpen);
	// This function only happens if user hover element while holding shift-button down
	jQuery(this).bind('mouseover', function(e) {
		if (e.shiftKey) {
			//console.log("dobbelclick: " + jQuery(this).attr('rel'));

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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