I recently discovered an issue with preventing default behavior or returning false using jQuery .mousedown() . Below are 2 test cases I’ve made; the first using click and the second mousedown. The first test executes properly…returning false and removing the #hash from the url. The second using mousedown fails, and the hash remains in the url.
Any ideas why click works, but mousedown doesn’t?
Edit: I’m thinking this happens because a click event is firing immediately after the mousedown. So essentially both mousedown AND click will fire when using mousedown. To fix this, you must also return false for click. Am I on the right track?