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How to remove outline around text input boxes in chrome using CSS

Topic: HTML / CSSPrev|Next

Answer: Use CSS outline property

In Google Chrome browser form controls like <input>, <textarea> and <select> highlighted with blue outline around them on focus. This is the default behavior of chrome, however if you don't like it you can easily remove this by setting their outline property to none.

Let's take a look at the following example to understand how it basically works:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <meta charset="utf-8">
  • <title>Remove Input Highlighting in Chrome with CSS</title>
  • <style type="text/css">
  •     input:focus, textarea:focus, select:focus{
  •         outline: none;
  •     }
  • </style>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <form>
  •         <input type="text">
  •         <hr>
  •         <textarea></textarea>
  •         <hr>
  •         <select>
  •             <option>Select</option>
  •         </select>
  •     </form>
  • </body>
  • </html>

However, it is recommended to apply some alternative style to indicate that the form control has focus. It will make your website more accessible and user friendly.


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