CSS :focus Selector


Example

Select and style an input field when it gets focus:

input:focus {
    background-color: yellow;
}

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Definition and Usage

The :focus selector is used to select the element that has focus.

Tip: The :focus selector is allowed on elements that accept keyboard events or other user inputs.

Version: CSS2

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specifies the first browser version that fully supports the selector.

Selector
:focus 4.0 8.0 2.0 3.1 9.6

Note: For :focus to work in IE8, a <!DOCTYPE> must be declared.


CSS Syntax

:focus {
    css declarations;
} Demo

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Pseudo classes



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