:password Selector

password selector

Description: Selects all elements of type password.

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

$( ":password" ) is equivalent to $( "[type=password]" ). 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 $( ":password" ) is equivalent to $( "*:password" ), so $( "input:password" ) should be used instead.

Additional Notes:

  • Because :password is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using :password cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method. For better performance in modern browsers, use [type="password"] instead.


Finds all password inputs.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>password demo</title>
  textarea {
    height: 45px;
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
  <input type="button" value="Input Button">
  <input type="checkbox">
  <input type="file">
  <input type="hidden">
  <input type="image">
  <input type="password">
  <input type="radio">
  <input type="reset">
  <input type="submit">
  <input type="text">
var input = $( "input:password" ).css({
  background: "yellow",
  border: "3px red solid"
$( "div" )
  .text( "For this type jQuery found " + input.length + "." )
  .css( "color", "red" );
// Prevent form submission
$( "form" ).submit(function() {
  return false;


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