How to use universal (*) selector in jQuery?

The universal selector selects all the elements available in the document. Here’s how to use it:



You can try to run the following code to learn how to implement Universal Selector in jQuery −

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      <title>jQuery Universal Selector</title>
      <script src = ""></script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            /* This would select all the elements */
            $("*").css("background-color", "yellow");

      <div class = "big" id = "div1">
         <p>This is first division of the DOM.</p>

      <div class = "medium" id = "div2">
         <p>This is second division of the DOM.</p>

      <div class = "small" id = "div3">
         <p>This is third division of the DOM</p>


Updated on: 13-Feb-2020


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