The :enabled CSS pseudo-class represents any enabled element. An element is enabled if it can be activated (selected, clicked on, typed into, etc.) or accept focus. The element also has a disabled state, in which it can't be activated or accept focus.

/* Selects any enabled <input> */
input:enabled {
  color: blue;




The following example makes the color of text and button <input>s green when enabled, and gray when disabled. This helps the user understand which elements can be interacted with.


<form action="url_of_form">
  <label for="FirstField">First field (enabled):</label>
  <input type="text" id="FirstField" value="Lorem"><br>

  <label for="SecondField">Second field (disabled):</label>
  <input type="text" id="SecondField" value="Ipsum" disabled="disabled"><br>

  <input type="button" value="Submit">


input:enabled {
  color: #2b2;

input:disabled {
  color: #aaa;



Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of ':enabled' in that specification.
Living Standard No change.
The definition of ':enabled' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines the semantics for HTML and forms.
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':enabled' in that specification.
Working Draft No change.
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':enabled' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines the pseudo-class, but not the associated semantics.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
:enabledChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android Full support 2Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 3.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


Full support
Full support

See also