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HTML | DOM activeElement Property

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2022
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The DOM activeElement property is used to return the currently active elements in the HTML document. This property is read-only. It gives the reference of a focused element object in the document. 


Return Value : A reference to the element object in the document that has focus



<!DOCTYPE html>
            h1 {
            body {
            function GFG() {
                // Get Active Element using activeElement
                // property and assign it value equal to
                // to its tag
                var x = document.activeElement.tagName;
                document.getElementById("geeks").innerHTML = x;
    <body onclick="GFG()">
        <h2>DOM activeElement property</h2>
        <input type="text" placeholder="GeeksforGeeks">
        <p id="geeks"></p>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM activeElement property are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Edge 12.0
  • Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Firefox 3.0
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 4.0


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