Non-standard
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.

For certain XUL elements and pseudo-elements that use an image from the list-style-image property, this property specifies a region of the image that is used in place of the whole image. This allows elements to use different pieces of the same image to improve performance.

/* Keyword value */
-moz-image-region: auto;

/* <shape> value */
-moz-image-region: rect(0, 8px, 4px, 4px);

/* Global values */
-moz-image-region: inherit;
-moz-image-region: initial;
-moz-image-region: unset;

The syntax is similar to the clip property. All four values are relative to the upper left corner of the image.

Initial valueauto
Applies toXUL <image> elements and :-moz-tree-image, :-moz-tree-twisty, and :-moz-tree-checkbox pseudo-elements. Note: -moz-image-region only works with <image> elements where the icon is specified using list-style-image. It will not work with XUL <image src="url" />.
Inheritedyes
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Note: For a system that works on any background, see -moz-image-rect().

Syntax

Values

auto
Automatically defines the region of the image to use.
<shape>
A shape defining the part of the image to use. The rect() function defines a rectangle to use as shape. Its parameters define the top, right, bottom, and left offsets of the edges of the image, in this order.

Formal syntax

<shape> | auto

where
<shape> = rect(<top>, <right>, <bottom>, <left>)

Examples

#example-button {
  /* display only the 4x4 area from the top left of this image */
  list-style-image: url("chrome://example/skin/example.png");
  -moz-image-region: rect(0px, 4px, 4px, 0px);
}
#example-button:hover {
  /* use the 4x4 area to the right of the first for the hovered button */
  -moz-image-region: rect(0px, 8px, 4px, 4px);
}

Specifications

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support YesIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

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