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Last updated: February 05, 2019

Focus management

Focus Management is a system designed for 10-foot screen to let the user select a particular visual element or component on a screen. You can use one of the following options to use focus:

  • The directional arrow keys or the TAB key on a keyboard
  • Remote control's directional-pad for a Smart TV
  • Game controller for Xbox/Playstation

When an element is focused, it is highlighted to confirm the user that element is focused or selected for further action:

The fundamentals behind focus management are basically the same between platforms, such as easy navigation in 10-foot screens, highlighting an element in focus, and what focus does in an app. Differences arise around how focus is implemented in an app.

For details, see: