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.

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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.

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

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

Note: -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). A similar property, user-focus, was proposed in early drafts of a predecessor of the User Interface for CSS3 specification, but was rejected by the working group.


/* 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. Please note that this value is no longer supported in Firefox 60 onwards (Firefox bug 1405087).


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. Please note that this value is no longer supported in Firefox 60 onwards (Firefox bug 1405087).

Formal definition

Initial valueauto
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

-moz-user-input =
  auto | none | enabled | disabled


Disabling user input for an element

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


Not part of any standard.

Browser compatibility

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See also