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JavaScript | Focus()
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2019

JavaScript focus method is used to give focus to a html element. It sets the element as the active element in the current document. It can be applied to one html element at a single time in a current document. The element can either be a button or a text field or a window etc. It is supported by all the browsers.
Syntax:

HTMLElementObject.focus()

Parameters: It does not accept any parameters.
Return Value: This method does not return any value.

JavaScript code to show the working of this function:

Code:
Focuses on an input field on hovering over that field.




<html>
  
<head>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function myFunction() {
            document.getElementById("focus").focus();
        }
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <form action="#">
        <br>
        <br>
        <label>
            Hover me: </label>
        <input type="text" onmousemove=myFunction() id="focus">
        
        <!-- onmousemove is an event which occurs when somenone 
        hovers the mouse on that particular element and calls 
        the function of javascript -->
        <br>
        <br>
        <label>Without Focus: </label>
        <input type="text">
        <br>
        <br>
        <input type="button" value="submit">
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Output:

Focus field can be removed with the help of blur() method in javascript.
Syntax:

HTMLElementObject.blur()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter.
Illustration of blur method on clicking a field:
Code:




<html>
  
<head>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function setFocus() {
            document.getElementById("focus").focus();
        }
  
        function removeFocus() {
            document.getElementById("focus").blur();
        }
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <input type="button" onclick="setFocus()" value="set focus">
    <input type="button" onclick="removeFocus()" value="remove focus">
    <br>
    <br>
    <input type="text" id="focus">
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
After clicking on set focus-

After clicking on remove focus-




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