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CSS3 ::selection Selector


Make the selected text red on a yellow background:

::-moz-selection { /* Code for Firefox */
    color: red;
    background: yellow;

::selection {
    color: red;
    background: yellow;
Try it yourself »

Definition and Usage

The ::selection selector matches the portion of an element that is selected by a user.

Only a few CSS properties can be applied to the ::selection selector: color, background, cursor, and outline.


Note: The ::selection pseudo-element was drafted for CSS Selectors Level 3, but removed before the Recommendation status. So, at the moment, the ::selection pseudo-element is not in any specification. (However, it may be re-added to future CSS specifications.)

Browser Support

::selection 4.0 9.0 2.0 -moz- 3.1 9.6

CSS Syntax

::selection {
    css declarations;