How to disable text selection highlighting using CSS?

Making text unselectable is an easy task. All we have to do is to disable the selectivity of the text on our webpage for all the browsers that the webpage is likely to be loaded on. There are some settings/commands used in CSS which are used for enabling/disabling functionalities on specific browsers. Like to disable a certain functionality on our webpage say disabling the selectivity of the text, we will have to disable it for all the available browsers separately else, it will not be applicable on all the browsers.
Let us see what statements do we use for different browsers to disable a selectivity of text.

  • Chrome, Opera: -webkit-user-select
  • Safari: -webkit-touch-callout
  • Mozilla: -moz-user-select
  • Internet Explorer: -ms-user-select

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title></title>
</head>
  
<style type="text/css">
    .disable-text{
        -webkit-user-select:none;
        -webkit-touch-callout:none;
             -moz-user-select:none;
             -ms-user-select:none;
             user-select:none;   
  
       }
  
</style>
<body>
<p>Unselectable Text</p>
<div class="disable-text">
<h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
</div>
<div>
<p>Selectable Text</p> <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1></div>
</body>
</html>

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Output

Note The text present in the “disable-text” div will not be selected and rest everything is selectable as shown in the output image.



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