focus : Java Glossary


the most recently clicked window or component has the focus of the user’s attention. When a button in a frame has focus, the frame also has focus. Keystrokes are directed to the component with the focus.


Sample Code

Here is how to write a simple Custom FocusTraversalPolicy in

Enabing Tab and Shift-Tab

Focus Box

Swing paints a thin box on a button if it has focus. You can suppress that with:
theButton.setFocusPainted( false );

Learning More

Oracle’s Javadoc on Focus Spec : available:

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