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iruka
Posts: 79
Registered: ‎09-17-2012
My Device: Torch 9800

Detect Trackpad/Trackball Being Clicked

Hi all. Is there any way to detect trackpad/trackball being clicked by a user? I have tried looking in the API but it only capture Menu and Escape key. 

 

I have this function that submit claim for approving, when the user clicks on the Approve icon using trackpad/trackball, the user will be redirected to another screen to notifiy the user upon the sucess/failure of the approving process. 

 

The problem I'm having is that even though the user is in different screen, the html, css and javascript all has been re-written but if the user accidentally clicks on the trackpad/trackball the Approve function will be called again(there is no Approve icon in the new screen).

 

 

 

 

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astanley
Posts: 1,382
Registered: ‎07-02-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Detect Trackpad/Trackball Being Clicked

Trackpad & trackball click events are translated into DOM click events.  

 

So you could capture the event where someone uses the trackpad to click on a page element with ID 'approveIcon' like this:

 

var icon = document.getElementById("approveIcon");

icon.addEventListener("click", function(e) {
   //do something ...
}, false);

 

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