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How to change the color of selected text using CSS ?

  • Last Updated : 15 Apr, 2020
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The colour of selected text can be easily changed by using the CSS | ::selection Selector. In the below code, we have used CSS ::selection on <h1> and <p> element and set its colour as yellow with green background.

Below example implements the above approach:

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  
<head>
    <title>
        How to change the color of
        selected text using CSS?
    </title>
      
    <style>
        .geeks h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h1::selection {
            background: green;
            color: yellow;
        }
          
        p::selection {
            background: green;
            color: yellow;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div class="geeks">
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
          
        <p>
            A Computer Science portal for
            geeks. It contains well written,
            well thought and well explained
            computer science and programming
            articles, quizzes and many more.
        </p>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

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