:enabled Selector

Selects all elements that are enabled.


As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":") it is recommended to precede it with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ( "*" ) is implied. In other words, the bare $( ":enabled" ) is equivalent to $( "*:enabled" ), so $( "input:enabled" ) or similar should be used instead.

Although their resulting selections are usually the same, :enabled selector is subtly different from :not([disabled]); :enabled selects elements that have their boolean disabled property strictly equal to false, while :not([disabled]) selects elements that do not have a disabled attribute set (regardless of its value).

The :enabled selector should only be used for selecting HTML elements that support the disabled attribute (<button>, <input>, <optgroup>, <option>, <select>, and <textarea>).

Find all input elements that are enabled.

  <input name="email" disabled="disabled" />
  <input name="id" />
$("input:enabled").val("this is it");

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