Insufficient colour contrast of select box items in Windows 10

By design Issue #11826078


Jani K.
Apr 28, 2017
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

  1. go to any website with a select box in IE11 or Edge on Windows 10
  2. Click/tab to expand for options

The selected/active element has white text and light blue background, that has a contrast ratio of 2.9:1. That makes it inaccessible.

Resolution: Provide a darker background with heigher contrast ratio


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are best suited to test and correct broken features for future releases of MS Edge. Please feel welcome to submit your request at where other developers can up-vote your suggestion.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team

  • hi, thanks i have done. surely this is more of an accessibility issue than a suggestion …

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “By design”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for providing this update. If you need better accessibility to the browser elements, please consider using Windows high-contrast settings.

    Best Wishes,

    The MS Edge Team

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