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Watch Changing Text Highlight Color in CSS

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In this tutorial viewers will learn how to customize the background color and font color of highlighted text using the ::selection element in CSS

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1. Begin by defining the selected text as an element in CSS by typing "::selection"

2. Style the ::selection element's font color with the "color:" property, the same as any other element

3. Style the selection element's highlight with the "background-color:" property. The default color for most browsers is blue

4. For maximum browser compatibility, copy the entire element's style and instead of "::selection" type "-moz-::selection"

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