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CSS | :active Selector
  • Last Updated : 20 Dec, 2018

The :active selector is used in styling an active link of web page. Style display when user clicks on the link. This selector is different from :link, :visited and :hover selectors. The main use of :active selector is on the links but it can be used on all elements.

Syntax:

:active{
        //CSS property
}

Below HTMl/CSS code shows the functionality of ::after selector :

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Active selector</title>
    <style>
        a:active {
            background-color: green;
        }
          
        p:active {
            background-color: blue;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h3>Active for link.</h3>
    <a href="https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/">Geeks for Geeks</a>
    <h3>Active for text.</h3>
    <p>Click Me!!</p>
</body>
  
</html>

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Supported Browsers

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Edge 7.0
  • Firefox 2.0
  • Safari 3.1
  • Opera 9.6
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