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
<keygen> autofocus
<select> autofocus
<textarea> autofocus


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">
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Keygen Example

Let the "Encryption" field automatically get focus when the page loads:

<form action="/action_page.php" method="get">
  Username: <input type="text" name="usr_name">
  Encryption: <keygen name="security" autofocus>
  <input type="submit">
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Textarea Example

A text area with autofocus:

<textarea autofocus>
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Browser Support

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

form 5.0 10.0 4.0 5.0 9.6
input 5.0 10.0 4.0 5.0 9.6
keygen Yes Not supported Not supported 6.0 Yes
textarea Yes 10.0 4.0 Yes Yes