:modal

The :modal CSS pseudo-class matches an element that is in a state in which it excludes all interaction with elements outside it until the interaction has been dismissed. Multiple elements can be selected by the :modal pseudo-class at the same time, but only one of them will be active and able to receive input.

Syntax

:modal

Usage notes

Examples of elements that will prevent user interaction with the rest of the page and will be selected by the :modal pseudo-class include:

  • The dialog element opened with the showModal() API.
  • The element selected by the :fullscreen pseudo-class when opened with the requestFullscreen() API.

Examples

Styling a modal dialog

This example styles a modal dialog that opens when the "Update details" button is activated. This example has been built on top of the dialog element example.

CSS

:modal {
  border: 5px solid red;
  background-color: yellow;
  box-shadow: 3px 3px 10px rgba(0 0 0 / 0.5);
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
Selectors Level 4
# modal-state

Browser compatibility

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See also