Thanks, JRB-Bldr. RE: Focus on DIV -- (JQuery). jpadie (TechnicalUser) 17 Oct 12 15:23. does focus() really work?Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action. version added: 1.6jQuery( ":focus" ). As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":"), it is recommended to precede : focus with a tag name or some other selector otherwise, the universal selector ( "" ) is implied.