:focus Selector


focus selector

Description: Selects element if it is currently focused.

  • version added: 1.6jQuery( ":focus" )

As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":"), it is recommended to precede :focus with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ( "*" ) is implied. In other words, the bare $( ":focus" ) is equivalent to $( "*:focus" ). If you are looking for the currently focused element, $( document.activeElement ) will retrieve it without having to search the whole DOM tree.

Example:

Adds the focused class to whatever element has focus

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>focus demo</title>
<style>
.focused {
background: #abcdef;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="content">
<input tabIndex="1">
<input tabIndex="2">
<select tabIndex="3">
<option>select menu</option>
</select>
<div tabIndex="4">
a div
</div>
</div>
<script>
$( "#content" ).delegate( "*", "focus blur", function() {
var elem = $( this );
setTimeout(function() {
elem.toggleClass( "focused", elem.is( ":focus" ) );
}, 0 );
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: