Minimal Select Elements Replacement Plugin with jQuery - Minimalect

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Minimal Select Elements Replacement Plugin with jQuery - Minimalect

Minimalect is a simple and clean jQuery plugin that replaces the default html select elements with a nicer styled control. It comes with 2 themes (default and bubble) to style your select interface and has the ability to filter results on typing. It also supports html optgroup tag to create a grouping of options within a select element.

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How to use it:

1. Include the latest jQuery library and jQuery Minimalect in the header

<script src=""></script>
<script src="jquery.minimalect.min.js"></script>

2. Include Minimalect CSS to style your select elements

<link href="jquery.minimalect.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

3. Create a select box

<select id="demo">
<optgroup label="Swedish Cars">
<option value="volvo">Volvo</option>
<option value="saab">Saab</option>
<option value="scania">Scania</option>
<optgroup label="Finnish Cars">
<option value="sisu">Sisu</option>
<optgroup label="German Cars">
<option value="volkswagen">Volkswagen</option>
<option value="mercedes">Mercedes</option>
<option value="audi">Audi</option>
<option value="bmw">BMW</option>
<option value="opel">Opel</option>
<option value="porsche">Porsche</option>

4. Call the plugin with options

theme: "bubble",

Change log:


  • fix problem with dynamically populated selects not working; 
  • refresh items array when MutationObserver fires; 

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by groenroos. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.