Allow Automatic Focus

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Basic, Plus and Enterprise

Some content that automatically plays may require the presentation to be focused first. For example, if you're using a JavaScript .focus() event on page load to focus an input field.

Default Value: Off

This setting is disabled by default because for users focusing an input field, the on-screen keyboard appearing may be disorienting or frustrating for visitors, rather than allowing them to trigger the keyboard manually by touching inside an input field.

In some cases, you may want to turn this setting on 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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