Plotly js click detection

I am writing an application using plotlyjs. The click handler works fine for when a user clicks on a point. However, I need the ability to detect clicks on arbitrary locations on the plot (i.e. close to but not exactly on a point). Doing this currently does not seem to fire a click event. Is there a way to do this?

If it makes any difference. I am using an angularjs plugin for plotlyjs.


There’s no easy way to do this unfortunately.

But, here are a few possible solutions:

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