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.


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

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas specified
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

-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).

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


/* 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;


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.
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.

Formal syntax

none | enabled | disabled


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

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