Button autofocus Property

Button Object Reference Button Object


Find out if a button automatically gets focus upon page load:

var x = document.getElementById("myBtn").autofocus;

The result of x will be:


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Definition and Usage

The autofocus property sets or returns whether a button should automatically get focus when the page loads, or not.

This property reflects the HTML autofocus attribute.

Note: The autofocus attribute is new for the <button> element in HTML5.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autofocus property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: The autofocus property is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions or in Opera 12 and earlier versions.


Return the autofocus property:


Set the autofocus property:


Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a button should get focus when the page loads, or not
  • true - The button gets focus
  • false - Default. The button does not get focus

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the button automatically gets focus when the page loads, otherwise it returns false

Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <button> autofocus attribute

Button Object Reference Button Object


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