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The user-select property designates whether or not the text of an element can be selected.


By default, some browsers allow the user to select text by double-clicking on it. This property can override the default behavoir.

div.noselect {
  user-select: none;


Default value. As long as the browser allows it, text can be selected.

Text inside the element cannot be selected.

Text inside the element can be selected.

Instead of the default double-click text selection behavior, text is selected with a single click.

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