Tiny jQuery Plugin For Filterable & Styleable Select Element - BetterSelecter

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Tiny jQuery Plugin For Filterable & Styleable Select Element - BetterSelecter

BetterSelecter is a lightweight and fast jQuery plugin to enhance the default select element with some convenient features like option searching and CSS styling.

How to use it:

1. Add the jQuery BetterSelecter plugin's script after jQuery library like this:

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="bs.js"></script>

2. Call the plugin on the existing select element and we're ready to go.


3. Let's start to style the select UI using your own CSS experiences.

.betterselecter, .betterselecter-sel {
  width: 500px;
  font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
  background-color: #F2F2F2;
  border: 1px #D8D8D8 solid;

.betterselecter { position: absolute; }

.betterselecter-sel {
  width: calc(500px - 16px);
' border:none;
  padding: 8px;
  font-size: 120%;

.betterselcter-ch {
  background-image: url("chevron.png");
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: contain;
  background-position: center center;
  margin-right: 8px;
  width: 22px;
  height: 22px;
  float: right;

.betterselecter > input {
  width: 100%;
  border: none;
  padding: 8px;
  font-size: 120%;

.betterselecter .betterselecter-content {
  padding: 8px 0px;
  max-height: 500px;
  overflow-y: auto;

.betterselecter .betterselecter-op { padding: 4px 8px; }

.betterselecter .betterselecter-op:hover, .betterselecter .bs-selected { background-color: #E0ECF8; }

.betterselecter .betterselecter-footer {
  padding: 4px 8px;
  font-size: 80%;
  color: #6E6E6E;

.clearfix:after {
  visibility: hidden;
  display: block;
  font-size: 0;
  content: " ";
  clear: both;
  height: 0;

Change log:


  • Fixed for jQuery 3.0+

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