The focusout event fires when an element is about to lose focus. The main difference between this event and blur is that focusout bubbles while blur does not.

The opposite of focusout is focusin.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable No
Interface FocusEvent
Event handler property onfocusout
Sync / Async Sync
Composed Yes

Examples

Live example

HTML

<form id="form">
  <input type="text" placeholder="text input">
  <input type="password" placeholder="password">
</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 Status Comment
UI Events Working Draft Added info that this event is composed.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
focusout eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 52IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 52Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

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See also

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Last updated by: wbamberg,