Changing the Text Selection Colours on Web Pages

Here’s a useful bit of css. If you have a site with light coloured text and you want to select and copy some of it, it might not be so easy to see what you have highlighted.

On this blog I have used the following code to make the selcted text more legible:

*::-moz-selection { background-color: #390; color: #FFF; }
*::selection    { background-color: #390; color: #FFF; }

This works on Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera. Internet Explorer does it’s own thing (as usual) and gives you blue on white by default.

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