:disabled Selector

disabled selector

Description: Selects all elements that are disabled.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( ":disabled" )

As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":"), it is recommended to precede it with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ("*") is implied. In other words, the bare $(':disabled') is equivalent to $('*:disabled'), so $('input:disabled') or similar should be used instead.

Although their resulting selections are usually the same, the :disabled selector is subtly different from the [disabled] attribute selector;:disabled matches elements that are actually disabled while [disabled] only checks for the existence of the disabled attribute.

The :disabled selector should only be used for selecting HTML elements that support the disabled attribute (<button>, <input>, <optgroup>, <option>, <select>, <textarea>, <menuitem>, and <fieldset>).


Finds all input elements that are disabled.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>disabled demo</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
  <input name="email" disabled="disabled">
  <input name="id">
$( "input:disabled" ).val( "this is it" );


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