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jQuery | :root Selector

  • Last Updated : 01 Mar, 2019

The :root selector in jQuery is used to select the root element of document.



Parameter: This selector contains single parameter root which is the root element of document.

Example: This example use :root selector to select document and set background-color to green.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        jQuery :root Selector
    <script src=
<body style = "text-align:center;">
    <h2>jQuery :root Selector</h2>
    <!-- Script uses :root selector -->
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $(":root").css("background-color", "green");


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