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HTML autofocus Attribute


Definition and Usage

The autofocus attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the element should automatically get focus when the page loads.


Applies to

The autofocus attribute can be used on the following elements:

Elements Attribute
<button> autofocus
<input> autofocus
<select> autofocus
<textarea> autofocus

Examples

Button Example

A button with autofocus:

<button type="button" autofocus>Click Me!</button>
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Input Example

Let the "First name" input field automatically get focus when the page loads:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname" autofocus><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <input type="submit">
</form>
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Textarea Example

A text area with autofocus:

<textarea autofocus>
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</textarea>
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Browser Support

The autofocus attribute has the following browser support for each element:

Element
form 5.0 10.0 4.0 5.0 9.6
input 5.0 10.0 4.0 5.0 9.6
textarea Yes 10.0 4.0 Yes Yes