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CSS checked Selector (:checked)

What is :checked Selector?

CSS :checked selector select all <input type="radio">, <input type="checkbox">, <option>, <select> element whose are checked state.

Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 2+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.7+
  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Opera 9.0+
  • Safari 3.1+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.


General syntax of :checked selector,

/* All checked elements */
:checked {
	property: value;
	property: value;

/* Checkbox elements */
input[type="checkbox"]:checked {
	property: value;
	property: value;

/* Radio elements */
input[type="radio"]:checked {
	property: value;
	property: value;

/* option elements */
option:checked {
  color: red;


CSS :checked selector select all <input> element whose are checked state to apply CSS style display:block.

<style type="text/css">
        display: block;
    Game <input type="checkbox" name="game[]" value="playstation" /> Playstation
    <input type="checkbox" name="game[]" value="PS3" /> PS3   

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Example Result: