Show Keyboard Automatically on Focus Event

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Basic, Plus and Enterprise

Determine whether to allow JavaScript .focus() events called on a page to automatically trigger the on-screen keyboard.

Default Value: Off

This setting is disabled by default because the on-screen keyboard takes up a large amount of screen real estate. It can be disorienting or frustrating for a visitor if the keyboard pops up automatically, rather than allowing them to trigger the keyboard manually by touching inside an input field.

In some cases, you may want to turn on this setting to streamline data entry. For example, when using a keyboard wedge barcode scanner, where the iPad recognizes the scanner as an external keyboard, the automatic focus would allow scanning data to immediately fill an input field without requiring a user to interact.


Values for Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration

Key kp_showKeyboardAutomaticallyOnFocusEvent
Key Type boolean
Default Value false

Change Log

  • Added in version 5.4.

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