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Additional event for jQuery processing touching to screen on touch devices.

Those who are faced with adaptation of web-based applications for mobile devices knows that the event "click" is triggered with a delay of 300ms, observe which not very pleasant. In addition, click on non-delegated place of document will not work. To solve these problems and was designed by jQuery Tap Event.


Include the plugin file on the page:

<script src="jquery.tap.js"></script>

and set an event handler as follows:

$('selector').on('tap', handler);


  • A noteworthy feature of plugin is a versatility. No matter where you use the tap event: on a device with a touch screen or on a desktop computer - the handler will be executed disparately.

  • Triggering a click manually (e.g. $('.selector').trigger('click')) does not trigger a tap. Likewise, triggering a tap does not trigger a click. Adapt your code to match the event expected.


Version 0.3.2, February 17, 2019:

  • allow movement in a square of 10px;
  • add the note about .trigger('click').

Version 0.3.1, February 7, 2016:

  • fixed an issue when mousedown and mouseup events is triggering on mobile devices;
  • plugin is available as NPM package now.

Version 0.3.0, January 31, 2016:

  • fixed an issue #1: redesigned preventDefault handling.

Version 0.2.9, June 2, 2014:

  • fixed an issue #2: undelegate event works incorrect.

Version 0.2.8, May 27, 2014:

  • was removed the checking of "ontouchstart" in document, because newest versions of browsers contains this property in document for any format of the computer;
  • the library was oriented for jQuery 1.6 or higher.

Version 0.2.7, March 17, 2014:

  • added support of jQuery >= 1.4.x

Version 0.2.6, March 14, 2014:

  • made the code refactoring;
  • updated the license and demonstration.

Version 0.2.5, November 17, 2013:

  • fixed an issue #1: method preventDefault doesn't worked, because the tap event constructed by mousedown/mouseup or touchstart/touchend events and they can not to be prevented.

Version 0.2.4, August 22, 2013:

  • first public version.

Thank you


jTap is licensed under the MIT license.


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