How to know whether refresh button or browser back button is clicked in Firefox [duplicate]


How to know in Firefox whether refresh button is clicked or browser back button is clicked... for both events onbeforeunload() method is a callback. For IE I am handling like this:

function CallbackFunction(event) {
    if (window.event) {
        if (window.event.clientX < 40 && window.event.clientY < 0) {
            alert("back button is clicked");
        }else{
            alert("refresh button is clicked");
        }
    }else{
        // want some condition here so that I can differentiate between
        // whether refresh button is clicked or back button is clicked.
    }
}

<body onbeforeunload="CallbackFunction();"> 

But in Firefox event.clientX and event.clientY are always 0. Is there any other way to find it?

Use for on refresh event

window.onbeforeunload = function(e) {
  return 'Dialog text here.';
};

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/window.onbeforeunload?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=DOM%2Fwindow.onbeforeunload

And

$(window).unload(function() {
      alert('Handler for .unload() called.');
});

Use 'event.currentTarget.performance.navigation.type' to determine the type of navigation. This is working in IE, FF and Chrome.

function CallbackFunction(event) {
    if(window.event) {
        if (window.event.clientX < 40 && window.event.clientY < 0) {
            alert("back button is clicked");
        }else{
            alert("refresh button is clicked");
        }
    }else{
        if (event.currentTarget.performance.navigation.type == 2) {
            alert("back button is clicked");
        }
        if (event.currentTarget.performance.navigation.type == 1) {
            alert("refresh button is clicked");
        }           
    }
}

For Back Button in jquery // http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js

 jQuery(window).bind("unload", function() { //

and in html5 there is an event The event is called 'popstate'

window.onpopstate = function(event) {
alert("location: " + document.location + ", state: " + JSON.stringify(event.state));
};

and for refresh please check Check if page gets reloaded or refreshed in Javascript

In Mozilla Client-x and client-y is inside document area https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/event.clientX


var keyCode = evt.keyCode;
if (keyCode==8)
alert('you pressed backspace');

if(keyCode==116)
alert('you pressed f5 to reload page')