Summary

The :focus CSS pseudo-class is applied when a element has received focus, either from the user selecting it with the use of a keyboard or by activating with the mouse (e.g. a form input).

Syntax

<element>:focus { ... }

Examples

.first-name:focus { color: red; }
.last-name:focus { color: lime; }
<input class="first-name" value="I'll be red when focused">
<input class="last-name" value="I'll be lime when focused">

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':focus' in that specification.
Working Draft No change.
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':focus' in that specification.
Recommendation No change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of ':focus' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 8.0 7.0 1.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1) 8.0 6.0 1.0

 

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