How to capture mouse events in webengineview

  • I tried to implement mouseMoveEvent in WebEngineView class.

    But after reading from the internet ( got to know that QWebEngineView doesn't capture mouseEvents and it's a limitation.

    Also suggestion was given as to monitor QObject::childEvent of the QWebEngineView and install an event filter when a new child QWidget appear during page loads

    how do I do this?

  • Had the same issue. Even the topic is quite old I publish here my solution for anyone that might have this issue now.

    Note that I need to track the mouse, so I call setMouseTracking(true); in the constructor.

    class CustomWebEngineView: public QWebEngineView {
        explicit CustomWebEngineView(QWidget *parent = nullptr): QWebEngineView(parent) {
        bool eventFilter(QObject *object, QEvent *event) {
            if (object->parent() == this && event->type() == QEvent::MouseMove) {
                mouseMoveEvent(static_cast<QMouseEvent *>(event));
            return false;

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