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This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. 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.


fgColor gets/sets the foreground color, or text color, of the current document.


var color = document.fgColor;
document.fgColor = color;


  • color is a string representing the color as a word (e.g., "red") or hexadecimal value (e.g., "#ff0000").


document.fgColor = "white";
document.bgColor = "darkblue";


The default value for this property in Mozilla Firefox is black (#000000 in hexadecimal).

document.fgColor is deprecated in DOM Level 2 HTML. The recommended alternative is the CSS property color (e.g., document.body.style.color = "red").

Another alternative is document.body.text, although this is deprecated in HTML 4.01 in favor of the CSS alternative above.


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