Element: focusout event

The focusout event fires when an element has lost focus, after the blur event. The two events differ in that focusout bubbles, while blur does not.

The opposite of focusout is the focusin event, which fires when the element has received focus.

The focusout event is not cancelable.

Syntax

Use the event name in methods like addEventListener().

addEventListener('focusout', (event) => {});

Event type

Event properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent UIEvent, and indirectly from Event.

FocusEvent.relatedTarget

The element receiving focus, if any.

Examples

Live example

HTML

<form id="form">
  <label>Some text:
    <input type="text" placeholder="text input" />
  </label>
  <label>Password:
    <input type="password" placeholder="password" />
  </label>
</form>

JavaScript

const form = document.getElementById('form');

form.addEventListener('focusin', (event) => {
  event.target.style.background = 'pink';
});

form.addEventListener('focusout', (event) => {
  event.target.style.background = '';
});

Result

Specifications

Specification
UI Events
# event-type-focusout

Note: The UI Events specification describes an order of focus events that's different from what current browsers implement.

Browser compatibility

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See also