focus property CSS Reference

Definition and Usage

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).


<element>:focus { ... }


.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">


Desktop browsers

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 8.0 7.0 1.0

Mobile browsers

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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