jQuery | :first Selector

It is a jQuery Selector that is used to select the first element of the specified type.

Syntax:

$(":first")

Return Value: It selects and returns the first element.

Example-1:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<h1>
  <center>
    Geeks 
  </center>
  </h1>
  
<head>
    <script src=
  </script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("p:first").css(
              "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
    <p>jQuery</p>
    <p>First Selector</p>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<h1>
  <center>
    Geeks 
  </center>
  </h1>
  
<head>
    <script src=
  </script>
    
  <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("p:first").css(
              "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
        <p>jQuery</p>
    </div>
    <br>
  
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
        <p>jQuery</p>
        <p>First Selector</p>
    </div>
  
    <p>jQuery:First Selector</p>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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Note: Above code will select only the first <p> element of first div. To select the first <p> element of second div use :first-child selector.



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