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The virtualkeyboardpolicy global attribute is an enumerated attribute. When specified on an element that also uses the contenteditable attribute, it controls the on-screen virtual keyboard behavior on devices such as tablets, mobile phones, or other devices where a hardware keyboard may not be available.

The attribute must take one of the following values:

  • auto or an empty string, which automatically shows the virtual keyboard when the element is focused or tapped.
  • manual, which decouples focus and tap on the element from the virtual keyboard's state.


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virtualkeyboardpolicy 94 94 No No 80 No 94 94 No 66 No 17.0

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