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.


The :-moz-focusring CSS pseudo-class is similar to the :focus pseudo-class, but it only matches an element if the element is currently focused and the user-agent has focus ring drawing enabled. If :-moz-focusring matches, then :focus also matches, but the converse is not always true - it depends on whether the user agent has focus ring drawing enabled. Whether the user agent has focus ring drawing enabled can depend on things like the settings of the operating system the user is using, so the precise behavior of this pseudo-class can vary from platform to platform depending on each platforms' particular focus best practices (defaults) or user modified settings.




To specify the appearance of an element when it's focused, you can use this pseudo-selector like this:

mybutton:-moz-focusring {
  outline: 2px dotted;


This feature is not defined in any specification yet, though it was discussed in the working group and it was concluded to add it to Selectors 4 or 5.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? 4.0 (2) ? ? ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?

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