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CSS | user-select Property

  • Last Updated : 24 Aug, 2021

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: 

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

Default Value: auto

 



Property value: 
 

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

user-select: auto;

Example: 
 

html




<!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>                   

Output: 
 

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

user-select: none;

Example: 
 

html




<!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>

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;

Example: 
 

html




<!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>

Output: 
 

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

user-select: all;

Example: 
 

html




<!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>

Output: 
 

Supported browsers: The browsers supported by user-select Property are listed below: 
 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

 




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