Overriding yellow autofill background


After a long struggle, I’ve finally found the only way to clear autofill styling in every browser:

$('input').each(function() {
    var $this = $(this);

However, I can’t just run this in the window load event; autofill applies sometime after that. Right now I’m using a 100ms delay as a workaround:

// Kill autofill styles
    load: function() {
        setTimeout(function() {
            $('.text').each(function() {
                var $this = $(this);
        }, 100);

and that seems safe on even the slowest of systems, but it’s really not elegant. Is there some kind of reliable event or check I can make to see if the autofill is complete, or a cross-browser way to fully override its styles?


There’s a bug open over at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=46543#c22 relating to this, it looks like it might (should) eventually be possible to just write over the default styling with an !important selector, which would be the most elegant solution. The code would be something like:

input {
    background-color: #FFF !important;

For now though the bug is still open and it seems like your hackish solution is the only solution for Chrome, however a) the solution for Chrome doesn’t need setTimeout and b) it seems like Firefox might respect the !important flag or some sort of CSS selector with high priority as described in Override browser form-filling and input highlighting with HTML/CSS. Does this help?

Answered By – conartist6

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