jQuery Mobile - Toolbar Theme


  • The theme swatch will be inherited by the header and footer toolbar from the page by default; however, you can set the color of the theme swatch easily.

  • Whenever you use external fixed toolbars you must set a theme always, as there will not be any parent page from which the theme can be inherited.


Following example demonstrates the use of toolbar theme in jQuery Mobile.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>Toolbar Theme</title>
      <meta name = "viewport" content = "width = device-width, initial-scale = 1">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>

      <div data-role = "page" id = "page1">
         <div data-role = "header" data-theme = "b">
         <div data-role = "main" class = "ui-content">
            <h2>Page content</h2>
         <div data-role = "footer" data-theme = "b">


Let's carry out the following steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code as toolbar_theme.html file in your server root folder.

  • Open this HTML file as http://localhost/toolbar_theme.html and the following output will be displayed.

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