Removing input background colour for Chrome autocomplete?

On a form I'm working on, Chrome is auto-filling the email and password fields. This is fine, however, Chrome changes the background colour to a pale yellow colour.

The design I'm working on is using light text on a dark background, so this really messes up the look of the form - I have stark yellow boxes and near-invisible white text. Once the field is focused, the fields return to normal.

Is it possible to stop Chrome changing the colour of these fields?

Answers


This works fine, You can change input box styles as well as text styles inside input box :

Here you can use any color e.g. white, #DDD, rgba(102, 163, 177, 0.45).

But transparent won't work here.

/* Change the white to any color ;) */
input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover, 
input:-webkit-autofill:focus, 
input:-webkit-autofill:active  {
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 30px white inset !important;
}

Additionally, you can use this to change the text color:

/*Change text in autofill textbox*/
input:-webkit-autofill {
    -webkit-text-fill-color: yellow !important;
}

Advice: Don't use an excessive blur radius in the hundreds or thousands. This has no benefit and might put processor load on weaker mobile devices. (Also true for actual, outside shadows). For a normal input box of 20px height, 30px ‘blur radius’ will perfectly cover it.


I have a better solution.

Setting the background to another color like below didn't solve the problem for me because I needed a transparent input field

-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px white inset;

So I tried some other things and I came up with this:

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
input:-webkit-autofill:active {
    transition: background-color 5000s ease-in-out 0s;
}

The previous solutions of adding a box-shadow works well for people who need a solid colour background. The other solution of adding a transition works, but having to set a duration/delay will mean that at some point it may show again.

My solution is to use keyframes instead, that way it will always show the colours of your choosing.

@-webkit-keyframes autofill {
    to {
        color: #666;
        background: transparent;
    }
}

input:-webkit-autofill {
    -webkit-animation-name: autofill;
    -webkit-animation-fill-mode: both;
}

Example Codepen: https://codepen.io/-Steve-/pen/dwgxPB


This is my solution, I used transition and transition delay therefore I can have a transparent background on my input fields.

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
input:-webkit-autofill:active {
    -webkit-transition: "color 9999s ease-out, background-color 9999s ease-out";
    -webkit-transition-delay: 9999s;
}

This has been as designed since this coloring behavior has been from WebKit. It allows the user to understand the data has been prefilled. Bug 1334

You could turn off autocomplete by doing (or on the specific form control:

<form autocomplete="off">
...
</form

Or you can change the colour of the autofill by doing:

input:-webkit-autofill {
    color: #2a2a2a !important;
}

Note, there is a bug being tracked for this to work again: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=46543

This is a WebKit behavior.


A possible workaround for the moment is to set a "strong" inside shadow:

input:-webkit-autofill {
    -webkit-box-shadow:0 0 0 50px white inset; /* Change the color to your own background color */
    -webkit-text-fill-color: #333;
}

input:-webkit-autofill:focus {
    -webkit-box-shadow: /*your box-shadow*/,0 0 0 50px white inset;
    -webkit-text-fill-color: #333;
}  

try this for hide autofill style

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:active,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus {
    background-color: #FFFFFF !important;
    color: #555 !important;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 1000px white inset !important;
    -webkit-text-fill-color: #555555 !important;
    }

All of the above answers worked but did have their faults. The below code is an amalgamation of two of the above answers that works flawlessly with no blinking.

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
input:-webkit-autofill:active {
    transition: background-color 5000s ease-in-out 0s;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px #fff inset;
}

SASS

input:-webkit-autofill

  &,
  &:hover,
  &:focus,
  &:active
    transition-delay: 9999s
    transition-property: background-color, color

After 2 hours of searching it seems google still overrides the yellow color somehow but i for the fix for it. That's right. it will work for hover, focus etc as well. all you have to do is add !important to it.

 input:-webkit-autofill,
 input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
 input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
 input:-webkit-autofill:active {
 -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px white inset !important;
  }

this will completely remove yellow from input fields


If you want to keep the autocomplete functionality intact you can use a bit of jQuery to remove Chrome's styling. I wrote a short post about it here: http://www.benjaminmiles.com/2010/11/22/fixing-google-chromes-yellow-autocomplete-styles-with-jquery/

if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("chrome") >= 0) {
$(window).load(function(){
    $('input:-webkit-autofill').each(function(){
        var text = $(this).val();
        var name = $(this).attr('name');
        $(this).after(this.outerHTML).remove();
        $('input[name=' + name + ']').val(text);
    });
});}

I had an issue where I couldn't use box-shadow because I needed the input field to be transparent. It's a bit of a hack but pure CSS. Set the transition to a very long amount of time.

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
input:-webkit-autofill:active {
transition: background-color 50000s ease-in-out 0s, color 5000s ease-in-out 0s;
}

In addition to this:

input:-webkit-autofill{
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px white inset;
}

You might also want to add

input:-webkit-autofill:focus{
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px white inset, 0 0 8px rgba(82, 168, 236, 0.6);
}

Other wise, when you click on the input, the yellow color will come back. For the focus, if you are using bootstrap, the second part is for the border highlighting 0 0 8px rgba(82, 168, 236, 0.6);

Such that it will just look like any bootstrap input.


I have developed another solution using JavaScript without JQuery. If you find this useful or decide to re-post my solution, I only ask that you include my name. Enjoy. – Daniel Fairweather

var documentForms = document.forms;

for(i = 0; i < documentForms.length; i++){
    for(j = 0; j < documentForms[i].elements.length; j++){
        var input = documentForms[i].elements[j];

        if(input.type == "text" || input.type == "password" || input.type == null){
            var text = input.value;
            input.focus();
            var event = document.createEvent('TextEvent');
            event.initTextEvent('textInput', true, true, window, 'a');
            input.dispatchEvent(event);
            input.value = text;
            input.blur();
        }
    }
}

This code is based on the fact that Google Chrome removes the Webkit style as soon as additional text is entered. Simply changing the input field value does not suffice, Chrome wants an event. By focusing on each input field (text, password), we can send a keyboard event (the letter 'a') and then set the text value to it's previous state (the auto-filled text). Keep in mind that this code will run in every browser and will check every input field within the webpage, adjust it accordingly to your needs.


Try this: Same as @Nathan-white answer above with minor tweaks.

/* For removing autocomplete highlight color in chrome (note: use this at bottom of your css file). */

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
input:-webkit-autofill:active {
    transition: all 5000s ease-in-out 0s;
    transition-property: background-color, color;
}

Adding one hour delay would pause any css changes on the input element. This is more better rather than adding transition animation or inner shadow.

input:-webkit-autofill, textarea:-webkit-autofill, select:-webkit-autofill{
  transition-delay: 3600s;
}

For those who are using Compass:

@each $prefix in -webkit, -moz {
    @include with-prefix($prefix) {
        @each $element in input, textarea, select {
            #{$element}:#{$prefix}-autofill {
                @include single-box-shadow(0, 0, 0, 1000px, $white, inset);
            }
        }
    }
}

I have a pure CSS solution which uses CSS Filters.

filter: grayscale(100%) brightness(110%);

The grayscale filter replaces the yellow with grey, then the brightness removes the grey.

SEE CODEPEN


I give up!

Since there is no way to change the color of the input with autocomplete I decide to disable all of them with jQuery for webkit browsers. Like this:

if (/webkit/.test(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase())) {
    $('[autocomplete="on"]').each(function() {
        $(this).attr('autocomplete', 'off');
    });
}

I've got a solution if you want to prevent the autofill from google chrome but its a little bit "machete" , just remove the class that google chrome adds to those inputs fields and set the value to "" if you dont need to show store data after load.

$(document).ready(function () {
    setTimeout(function () {
            var data = $("input:-webkit-autofill");
            data.each(function (i,obj) {
            $(obj).removeClass("input:-webkit-autofill");
                    obj.value = "";
            });
    },1);           
});

The solution of Daniel Fairweather (Removing input background colour for Chrome autocomplete?) (I would love to upvote his solution, but still need 15 rep) works really good. There is a really huge difference with most upvoted solution : you can keep background images ! But a little modification (just Chrome check)

And you need to keep in mind, it ONLY works on visible fields !

So you if you are using $.show() for your form, you need to run this code After show() event

My full solution (I have a show/hide buttons for login form ):

 if (!self.isLoginVisible()) {
        var container = $("#loginpage");
        container.stop();
        self.isLoginVisible(true);
        if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("chrome") >= 0) {

            var documentForms = document.forms;
            for (i = 0; i < documentForms.length; i++) {
                for (j = 0; j < documentForms[i].elements.length; j++) {
                    var input = documentForms[i].elements[j];

                    if (input.type == "text" || input.type == "password" || input.type == null) {
                        var text = input.value;
                        input.focus();
                        var event = document.createEvent('TextEvent');
                        event.initTextEvent('textInput', true, true, window, 'a');
                        input.dispatchEvent(event);
                        input.value = text;
                        input.blur();
                    }
                }
            }
        }

    } else {
        self.hideLogon();
    }

Sorry again, I would prefer it to be a comment.

If you want, I can put a link to the site where I used it.


Thanks Benjamin!

The Mootools solution is a little more tricky, as I can't get fields by using $('input:-webkit-autofill'), So what I've used is the following:

if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("chrome") >= 0) {

  window.addEvent('load', function() {
    setTimeout(clearWebkitBg, 20);
    var elems = getElems();
    for (var i = 0; i < elems.length; i++) {
      $(elems[i]).addEvent('blur', clearWebkitBg);
    }
  });
}
function clearWebkitBg () {
  var elems = getElems();
  for (var i = 0; i < elems.length; i++) {
    var oldInput = $(elems[i]);
    var newInput = new Element('input', {
      'name': oldInput.get('name'),
      'id': oldInput.get('id'),
      'type': oldInput.get('type'),
      'class': oldInput.get('class'),
      'value': oldInput.get('value')
    });
    var container = oldInput.getParent();
    oldInput.destroy();
    container.adopt(newInput);
  }
}
function getElems() {
  return ['pass', 'login']; // ids
}

None of the solutions worked for me, the inset shadow won't work for me because the inputs have a translucent background overlaid over the page background.

So I asked myself, "How does Chrome determine what should be autofilled on a given page?"

"Does it look for input ids, input names? Form ids? Form action?"

Through my experimentation with the username and the password inputs, there were only two ways I found that would cause Chrome to not be able to find the fields that should be autofilled:

1) Put the password input ahead of the text input. 2) Give them the same name and id ... or no name and id at all.

After the page loads, with javascript you can either dynamically change the order of the inputs on the page, or dynamically give them their name and id ...

And Chrome doesn't know what hit it ... autocomplete is broken!

Crazy hack, I know. But it's working for me.

Chrome 34.0.1847.116, OSX 10.7.5


Unfortunately strictly none of the above solutions worked for me in 2016 (a couple years after the question)

So here's the aggressive solution I use:

function remake(e){
    var val = e.value;
    var id = e.id;
    e.outerHTML = e.outerHTML;
    document.getElementById(id).value = val;
    return true;
}

<input id=MustHaveAnId type=text name=email autocomplete=on onblur="remake(this)">

Basically, it deletes the tag while saving the value, and recreates it, then puts back the value.


This will work for input, textarea and select in normal, hover, focus and active states.

input:-webkit-autofill,
input:-webkit-autofill:hover,
input:-webkit-autofill:focus,
input:-webkit-autofill:active,
textarea:-webkit-autofill,
textarea:-webkit-autofill:hover,
textarea:-webkit-autofill:focus,
textarea:-webkit-autofill:active,
select:-webkit-autofill,
select:-webkit-autofill:hover,
select:-webkit-autofill:focus,
select:-webkit-autofill:active,
{
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px white inset !important;
}

Here is SCSS version of the above solution for those who are working with SASS/SCSS.

input:-webkit-autofill,
textarea:-webkit-autofill,
select:-webkit-autofill
{
    &, &:hover, &:focus, &:active
    {
        -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px white inset !important;
    }
}

As mentioned before, inset -webkit-box-shadow for me works best.

/* Code witch overwrites input background-color */
input:-webkit-autofill {
     -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0px 1000px #fbfbfb inset;
}

Also code snippet to change text color:

input:-webkit-autofill:first-line {
     color: #797979;
}

This worked for me:

padding: 5px;
background-clip: content-box;

This is complex solution for this task.

(function($){
    if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("chrome") >= 0) {
       $('input, select').on('change focus', function (e) {
            setTimeout(function () {
                $.each(
                    document.querySelectorAll('*:-webkit-autofill'),
                    function () {
                        var clone = $(this).clone(true, true);
                        $(this).after(clone).remove();
                        updateActions();
                    })
            }, 300)
        }).change();
    }
    var updateActions = function(){};// method for update input actions
    updateActions(); // start on load and on rebuild
})(jQuery)
*:-webkit-autofill,
*:-webkit-autofill:hover,
*:-webkit-autofill:focus,
*:-webkit-autofill:active {
    /* use animation hack, if you have hard styled input */
    transition: all 5000s ease-in-out 0s;
    transition-property: background-color, color;
    /* if input has one color, and didn't have bg-image use shadow */
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 1000px #fff inset;
    /* text color */
    -webkit-text-fill-color: #fff;
    /* font weigth */
    font-weight: 300!important;
}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<input type="text" name="name" autocomplete="name"/>
<input type="email" name="email" autocomplete="email"/>

Simple, just add,

    autocomplete="new-password"

to the password field.


Google Chrome user agent prevent developers' CSS, So for changing autofill UI must use another property like these:

input:-webkit-autofill,
textarea:-webkit-autofill,
select:-webkit-autofill {
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 1000px #d500ff inset !important;
    /*use inset box-shadow to cover background-color*/
    -webkit-text-fill-color: #ffa400 !important;
    /*use text fill color to cover font color*/
}

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