by Sai gowtham

CSS - Stop highlighting div element on double click

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to stop the highlighting when we double click on a div element using CSS.

Consider, that we have the following div element in our HTML:

<div>
   <p>
      Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing
      and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the
      industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.
   </p>
</div>

if we double click on a div element in the browser, it will be highlighted by default to prevent that behavior follow the below tutorial.

To stop the highlighting div element on a double click, we can set the css property user-select to a value “none”.

Here is an example:

<div class="disable">
   <p>
      Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing
      and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the
      industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.
   </p>
</div>
.disable-text-selection{
   -moz-user-select:none; /* firefox */
   -webkit-user-select: none; /* Safari */
   -ms-user-select: none; /* IE*/
   user-select: none; /* Standard syntax */
}

In the example above, we have added the browser prefixes for the user-select property, so it works the same in all browsers.

The user-select css property controls the behavior of a text selection for the HTML elements.

By setting a user-select property with the value none, we can disable the text selection highlighting on a html elements.

In case, if you want to stop the highlighting for an entire webpage instead of a particular element, you can add the below CSS properties to your body tag.

body {
   -moz-user-select:none; /* firefox */
   -webkit-user-select: none; /* Safari */
   -ms-user-select: none; /* IE */
   user-select: none; /* Standard syntax */
}

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