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Closing bootstrap modal using ESC

I am using 2 modals, 1st one contains a form and 2nd shows up when an error occurs in the form. 2nd modal contains only text with error message.

My problem is that when 2nd modal show up and I press Esc, the first one (with the form) will close instead on the 2nd one.

Is there any way how to focus the 2nd modal when it shows up?

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This is how it looks like, now if I pressed Esc, the 1st one would close, but I want to close the 2nd one first.


Once I click somewhere on the 2nd modal, it works perfectly. I just need to select/focus it automatically


  • It looks like this is an issue with how the keyup event is being bound.

    You can add the tabindex attribute to your modal to get around this issue:


    So your full code should look like this:

    <a href="#my-modal" data-keyboard="true" data-toggle="modal">Open Modal</a>
    <div class='modal fade hide' id='my-modal' tabindex='-1'>
    <div class='modal-body'>

    For more info you can view the discussion on this issue on github: