Html – How to remove the arrow from a select element in Firefox


I'm trying to style a select element using CSS3. I'm getting the results I desire in WebKit (Chrome / Safari), but Firefox isn't playing nicely (I'm not even bothering with IE). I'm using the CSS3 appearance property, but for some reason I can't shake the drop-down icon out of Firefox.

Here's an example of what I'm doing:

#dropdown {
 -moz-appearance: none;
 -webkit-appearance: none;
 appearance: none;
 background: transparent url('example.png') no-repeat right center;
 padding: 2px 30px 2px 2px;
 border: none;

As you can see, I'm not trying for anything fancy. I just want to remove the default styles and add in my own drop-down arrow. Like I said, great in WebKit, not great in Firefox. Apparently, the -moz-appearance: none doesn't get rid of the drop-down item.

Any ideas? No, JavaScript is not an option

Best Solution

Update: this was fixed in Firefox v35. See the full gist for details.

Just figured out how to remove the select arrow from Firefox. The trick is to use a mix of -prefix-appearance, text-indent and text-overflow. It is pure CSS and requires no extra markup.

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

Tested on Windows 8, Ubuntu and Mac, latest versions of Firefox.

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