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HTML | DOM Textarea autofocus Property
  • Last Updated : 10 Apr, 2019

The DOM Textarea autofocus Property is used to set or return whether the element should get focus when the page loads. This property is used to reflect the HTML autofocus attribute.


  • It is used to Return the autofocus property.
  • It is used to Set the autofocus property.
    textareaObject.autofocus = true|false

Property Values:

  • true: It defines a textarea get focus.
  • false: It has a default value. It defines that the textarea does not get focus.

Return Value: It returns a boolean value which represent that the textarea get autofocus or not.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML DOM Textarea autofocus Property
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">
    <h2>DOM Textarea autofocus Property</h2>
    <!-- Assigning id to textarea. -->
    <textarea id="myGeeks" autofocus>
        GeeksForGeeks. A computer science portal for Geeks.
    <button onclick="Geeks()">Submit</button>
    <p id="sudo"></p>
        function Geeks() {
            //  Return Boolean value to represent textarea.
            var x = 
            document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML = x;


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Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Textarea autofocus Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari


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