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Form password selector.

Shorthand version $(':password')


The :password selector, selects all elements of type password.

Being a jQuery extension the :password pseudo selector is not part of any current CSS specification. Therefore :password cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method.

The same results can be achieved with valid CSS using $('[type=password]'), without the hit to performance.

If this selector is not preceded by another selector, the universal selector ("*") is implied and so the whole DOM will be searched. Use another selector as in the example below to narrow the search and improve performance.


Signature Description
jQuery(':password')Form password pseudo-class match





:password Example Selectors  <<  Top

Selects all elements of type password.

In the example below we apply an orange background to 'password' elements within the form when the button is clicked.

  $('.ourform').submit(function () { return false; }); // disable submit 
  $('#btn6').on('click', function() {
    $('form input:password').css('backgroundColor', 'orange');

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