[ Solved -10 Answers ] CSS – HTML – Disable link using css

  • Is there any way to disable a link using CSS?
  • We have a class called current-page and want links with this class to be disabled so that no action occurs when they are clicked.

The solution is  here:

Css Code
<a href="link.html" class="not-active">Link</a> .not-active 
{ pointer-events: none; 
cursor: default; 


  • The use of pointer-events in CSS for non-SVG elements is experimental.
  • The feature used to be part of the CSS3 UI draft specification but, due to many open issues, has been postponed to CSS4.*

  • CSS can only be used to change the style of something.
  • The best you could probably do with pure CSS is to hide the link altogether.
  • What you really need is some javascript.
  • Here’s how you’d do what you want using the jQuery library.
Css Code
$('a.current-page').click(function() { return false; }); 

This is one of the solution:

Css Code
pointer-events: none; 
cursor: default; 
opacity: 0.6; 
<a href="#" class="disabled">link</a> 

  • CSS can’t do that. CSS is for presentation only.

Your options are:

  • Don’t include the href attribute in your  tags.
  • Use JavaScript, to find the anchor elements with that class, and remove their href or onclick attributes accordingly.

Bootstrap Disabled Link

Css Code
<a href="#" class="btn btn-primary btn-lg disabled" role="button">Primary link</a> <a href="#" class="btn btn-default btn-lg disabled" role="button">Link</a> 

Bootstrap Disabled Button but it looks like link

Html Code
<button type="button" class="btn btn-link">Link</button> 

  • You can set href attribute to javascript:void(0)
Css Code
{ /*Disabled link style*/ color:black; } </style>
 <a class="disabled" href="javascript:void(0)">LINK</a>

If you want to stick to just HTML/CSS on a form, another option is to use a button.
Style it and set the disabled attribute.

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Css Code
button {
    padding: 0;
    border: 0;
    background-color: inherit;
    color: Blue;
    cursor: pointer;    


Html Code
<button disabled>Hello World</button>

Basically to disable button click functionality, just add CSS style using jQuery like so:

Css Code
$("#myLink").css({ 'pointer-events': 'none' }); 

Then to enable it again do this

Css Code
$("#myLink").css({ 'pointer-events': '' }); 

This is one of the solution:

Css Code
$('html').on('click', 'a.Link', function(event){ event.preventDefault(); }); 

Html Code
<a onclick="return false" href="https://www.google.co.in/" />Google</a> 

Using return false in “onclick” event inside the anchor tag, you can disable click function without using CSS.

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