This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Warning: This is a non-standard deprecated feature which was implemented only in Firefox under a different name. Use ScreenOrientation.onchange instead.

An event handler for the orientationchange events sent to the screen object.


screen.onorientationchange = funcRef;

Where funcRef is a reference to a function.


Specification Status Comment
Screen Orientation API
The definition of 'onorientationchange' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition (Not present in the draft anymore)

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
onorientationchangeChrome No support NoEdge No support ≤18 — 79
Alternate Name
No support ≤18 — 79
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: onmsorientationchange
Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support Yes
Alternate Name
Full support Yes
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: onmozorientationchange
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No


Full support
Full support
No support
No support
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

See also