This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Deprecated since Gecko 60 (Firefox 60 / Thunderbird 60 / SeaMonkey 2.57)
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

In Mozilla applications, -moz-user-input determines if an element will accept user input.

/* Keyword values */
-moz-user-input: none;
-moz-user-input: enabled;
-moz-user-input: disabled;

/* Global values */
-moz-user-input: inherit;
-moz-user-input: initial;
-moz-user-input: unset;

For elements that normally take user input, such as a <textarea>, the initial value of -moz-user-input is enabled.

Note: -moz-user-input was one of the proposals leading to the proposed CSS 3 user-input property, which has not yet reached Candidate Recommendation (call for implementations). A similar property, user-focus, was proposed in early drafts of a predecessor of the CSS3 UI specification, but was rejected by the working group.



The element does not respond to user input, and it does not become :active.
The element accepts user input. For textboxes, this is the default behavior. Please note that this value is no longer supported in Firefox 60 onwards (bug 1405087).
The element does not accept user input. However, this is not the same as setting disabled to true, in that the element is drawn normally. Please note that this value is no longer supported in Firefox 60 onwards (bug 1405087).

Formal definition

Initial value auto
Applies to all elements
Inherited yes
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

auto | none | enabled | disabled


Disabling user input for an element

input.example {
  /* The user will be able to select the text, but not change it. */
  -moz-user-input: disabled;


Not part of any standard.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
-moz-user-input No No 1 No No No
auto No No 1 No No No
disabled No No 1 — 60 No No No
enabled No No 1 — 60 No No No
none No No 1 No No No
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
-moz-user-input No No 4 No No No
auto No No 4 No No No
disabled No No 4 — 60 No No No
enabled No No 4 — 60 No No No
none No No 4 No No No

See also

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