jQuery .focusout / .click conflict

I'm working on a project with an autocomplete searchbox. Now I have the issue that I want to pass the value from the found autocompleteresults to the input box, but on the same time, I want the autocompletebox to hide when the inputfield is not more focused.

Now I have a conflict going on with both of them since the click on the autocompletebox is seen as focusout and hide the box even before it can pass the value. Any pointers or workarounds for this kind of issue? Here a jsfiddle to make it more clear to you.


Or here


#a_c {display:none;}​


$('#search_field').focusout(function() {
    $('#a_c').hide(); // IF I DELETE THIS IT WORKS

$('#search_field').focusin(function() {

$('#a_c a').click(function() {
    var value = $(this).text();
    var input = $('#search_field');
    input.val(input.val() + value);
    return false;


<input autocomplete="off" onkeyup="searchFor(this.value);" name="search" id="search_field" class="bold" type="text" placeholder="Search...">
<div id="a_c"><a href="">hello world</a></div>​


My solution in the similar situation was using timeout to temporarily hold off the action taken in blur event handler. Like this:

$('#search_field').focusout(function() {
    window.setTimeout(function() { $('#a_c').hide() }, 100);

How about using


I solved same problem using it.

$('className').on('focusout', function(e) {
    if($('.suggestLi' + ':hover').length) {

The way I solved this was using the mousedown event instead of click. The mousedown event is always triggered before the focusout event while click is not.

You can try it out in the little demo below. Focus on the field and then click on the button.

const field = document.getElementById('field');
const btn = document.getElementById('btn');

btn.addEventListener('click', () => console.log('Click'));
btn.addEventListener('mousedown', () => console.log('Mouse down'));
field.addEventListener('focusout', () => console.log('Focus out'));
<input id="field">
<button id="btn">Try it</button>

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