Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· robsonsobral

Reseting pointer-events on IE11

When you need to limit the mouse events on an element, you use the property pointer-events:

pointer-events: none;

If you need to restore the mouse events on one of its descendent elements, you gonna need:

pointer-events: auto;

Unfortunately, this isn't enough on IE11, the first of version to accept this property. So, set the value of property position to something different of its default value, static:

pointer-events: auto;
position: relative;

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I just found your tip on and - in my case, don't know whether it always works - I also had success with display: inline-block</code><br/> Massi

over 1 year ago ·

The better solution is always that one which less interfere on you solution, @massic80.

It looks like one of that weird hasLayout cases. But this is even worst because IE11 should not have a hasLayout.

over 1 year ago ·