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Why trigger an event on something, when you can trigger it on everything else?

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jQuery outside events

Version: 1.1, Last updated: 3/16/2010

With jQuery outside events you can bind to an event that will be triggered only when a specific "originating" event occurs outside the element in question. For example, you can click outside, double-click outside, mouse-over outside, focus outside (and over ten more default "outside" events). Also, if an outside event hasn't been provided by default, you can easily define your own.

Please note that because a reference to the originating event's element is available as you can change behavior based on which element was actually interacted with.

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These working examples, complete with fully commented code, illustrate a few ways in which this plugin can be used.

Support and Testing

Information about what version or versions of jQuery this plugin has been tested with, what browsers it has been tested in, and where the unit tests reside (so you can test it yourself).

jQuery Versions


Browsers Tested

Internet Explorer 6-8, Firefox 2-3.6, Safari 3-4, Chrome, Opera 9.6-10.1.

Unit Tests

Release History

1.1 - (3/16/2010) Made "clickoutside" plugin more general, resulting in a whole new plugin with more than a dozen default "outside" events and a method that can be used to add new ones.
1.0 - (2/27/2010) Initial release


Copyright (c) 2010 "Cowboy" Ben Alman
Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.

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