CSS | user-select Property

This property is used to specify whether the text can be selected by the user or not.

Note: The double-click on some text will be selected/highlighted but this property can be used to prevent this.

Syntax:

user-select: auto|none|text|all;

auto: It has the default value i.e. the user can select the text.

Syntax:



user-select: auto;

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>user-select property</title>
        <style
            div {
                -webkit-user-select: auto;
                -moz-user-select: auto; 
                -ms-user-select: auto; 
                user-select: auto; 
            }
            h1, h3 {
                color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h3>user-select:auto;</h3>
        <div>GeeksforGeeks: A computer science portal for geeks</div>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:

none: It is used to prevent text selection from the user means user can’t select the text on its own.

Syntax:

user-select: none;

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>user-select property</title>
        <style
            div {
                -webkit-user-select: none;
                -moz-user-select: none;
                -ms-user-select: none;
                user-select: none; 
            }
            h1, h3 {
                color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h3>user-select:none;</h3>
        <div>GeeksforGeeks: A computer science portal for geeks</div>
    </body>
</html>

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Output:

text: This property enable the user to select the text. It does not provide prevent text selection from the user.

Syntax:

user-select: text;

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>user-select property</title>
        <style
            div {
                -webkit-user-select: text;
                -moz-user-select: text; 
                -ms-user-select: text; 
                user-select: text;
            }
            h1, h3 {
                color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h3>user-select:text;</h3>
        <div>GeeksforGeeks: A computer science portal for geeks</div>
    </body>
</html>

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Output:

all: It is used to selected the text with just one-click of a mouse instead of a double-click.

Syntax:

user-select: all;

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>user-select property</title>
        <style
            div {
                -webkit-user-select: all;
                -moz-user-select: all; 
                -ms-user-select: all;
                user-select: all; 
            }
            h1, h3 {
                color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h3>user-select:text;</h3>
        <div>GeeksforGeeks: A computer science portal for geeks</div>
    </body>
</html>

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