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Nathan Meek
Nathan Meek
Courses Plus Student 957 Points

Firefox 30.0 no longer listens to <select> style overrides

Hi, I have recently upgraded to FF 30.0 and have now noticed that removing of <select> dropdown lists arrow no longer work.

I was using the following FF override to hide the browser arrow in favour of using Font Awesome glyph :

-moz-appearance: none; text-indent: 0.01px; text-overflow: '';

This used to work but according to Mozilla community the '-moz-appearance' attribute is no longer listened to.

My question is this : 'Has anybody else noticed this change and have they managed to find a solution to the problem?'

All other browsers are displaying correctly (apart from older IE; but that was inevitable).

Many thanks in advance.

2 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Use overflow: hidden and width: 110%, I didn't come up with this I just read it on the web.

I made a codepen you can test out http://codepen.io/jamesbarnett/full/JhHjK

For reference here are the various hacks to remove the drop down arrow, the class names of course assume you've structured your HTML as I did in the codepen.


@-moz-document url-prefix(){
  .styled-select select { width: 110%; }

IE 8 & 9

<!--[if (gte IE 8)&(lte IE 9)]>
   <style type="text/css">
      .styled-select select { width: 110%; }


.styled-select select::-ms-expand { display: none; }

Chrome, Safari and Opera 14+

.styled-select select { -webkit-appearance: none; }

Opera >14

_:-o-prefocus, .selector {
     .styled-select { background: none; }

gracefully degrade on IE6 & 7

<!--[if (gte IE 6)&(lte IE 7)]>
   <style type="text/css">
      .fa-sort-desc { display: none;}