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    Text entry background color

    Asked by Russ563 on March 12, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    Why are the fields where text is entered gray in Chrome & Firefox but white in Internet Explorer?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on March 12, 2015 at 08:37 AM

    I see what you meant on your jotform http://www.jotform.us/form/41748752369164


    Unfortunately, different browsers do have different implementations on the stylesheet rules that will sometimes in part, will result on different behavior or web page output.

    If you need to, you can override this behavior in the your form and force it to use a specific or assigned style background color for the input fields.

    You can use the Form Designer to change the background color of the Textbox. When you do this, the rule will be prioritize and will be used across the different browser.



    In IE, the background color set on the Textbox is now give higher priority.



    Hope this help. Let us know if there is more we can assist you with.


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    Answered by Russ563 on March 12, 2015 at 09:44 AM

    Sorry, I do not see that option.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on March 12, 2015 at 11:27 AM


    You'll need to click or choose the text boxes so that the "Textbox Styles" section would appear in your form designer options.

    Do let us know if you need more assistance on this.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Russ563 on March 18, 2015 at 08:30 PM

    Got it.

    I didn't see it/know what it was, because it was set to BLACK?!?!

    How could it be set to black but not be black?