by Sai gowtham

How to change the text selection color in Css

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to change the text selection color and background color in css.

::selection Selector

In css, we have the ::selection pseudo-element selector by using that we can change the default text selection color.

Here is an example:

/* Make selected text green on a black background   */
::selection{
    color: green;
    background: black;
}

::-moz-selection {
    color: green;
    background: black;  /* firefox code */
}

If you want to change the selection color for a particular element instead of a whole web page, you can do it like this.

p::selection{
    color: pink;
    background: white;
}

p::-moz-selection {
    color: pink;
    background: white;  /* firefox code */
}

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