How can I remove the “No file chosen” tooltip from a file input in Chrome?

I would like to remove the "No file chosen" tooltip from a file input in Google Chrome (I see that no tooltip is displayed in Firefox).

Please notice that I'm talking not about the text inside the input field, but about the tooltip that appears when you move the mouse over the input.

I've tried this with no luck:

$('#myFileInput').attr('title', '');

Answers:

Answer

This is a native part of the webkit browsers and you cannot remove it. You should think about a hacky solution like covering or hiding the file inputs.

A hacky solution:

input[type='file'] {
  opacity:0    
}

<div>
    <input type='file'/>
    <span id='val'></span>
    <span id='button'>Select File</span>
</div>   

$('#button').click(function(){
   $("input[type='file']").trigger('click');
})

$("input[type='file']").change(function(){
   $('#val').text(this.value.replace(/C:\\fakepath\\/i, ''))
})    

Fiddle

Answer

For me, I just wanted the text to be invisible and still use the native browser button.

input[type='file'] {
  color: transparent;
}

I like all of undefined's suggestions but I had a different use case, hope this helps someone in the same situation.

Answer

default tooltip can be edited by using title attribute

<input type='file' title="your text" />

But if you try to remove this tooltip

<input type='file' title=""/>

This wont work. Here is my little trick to work this, try title with a space. It will work.:)

<input type='file' title=" "/>
Answer

This one works for me (at least in Chrome and Firefox):

<input type="file" accept="image/*" title="&nbsp;"/>
Answer

Very easy, forget CSS targeting the input["type"] thing, it doesn't work for me. I don't know why. I got my solution in my HTML tag

<input type="file" style="color:transparent; width:70px;"/>

End of the problem

Answer

This is a tricky one. I could not find a way to select the 'no file chosen' element so I created a mask using the :after pseudo selector.

My solution also requires the use of the following pseudo selector to style the button:

::-webkit-file-upload-button

Try this: http://jsfiddle.net/J8Wfx/1/

FYI: This will only work in webkit browsers.

P.S if anyone knows how to view webkit pseudo selectors like the one above in the webkit inspector please let me know

Answer

Across all browsers and simple. this did it for me

$(function () {
     $('input[type="file"]').change(function () {
          if ($(this).val() != "") {
                 $(this).css('color', '#333');
          }else{
                 $(this).css('color', 'transparent');
          }
     });
})
input[type="file"]{
    color: transparent;
}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<input type="file" name="app_cvupload" class="fullwidth input rqd">

Answer

You will need to customise the control quite a lot to achieve this.

Please follow the guide at: http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/inputfile.html

Answer

Wrap with and make invisible. Work in Chrome, Safari && FF.

label { 
  padding: 5px;
  background: silver;
}
label > input[type=file] {
    display: none;
}
<label>
  <input type="file">
  select file
</label>

Answer

Even you set opacity to zero, the tooltip will appear. Try visibility:hidden on the element. It is working for me.

Answer

Give -webkit-appearance: a go. Worth a try anyway.

http://css-infos.net/property/-webkit-appearance

Hope that helps :)

Answer

Directly you can't modify much about input[type=file].

Make input type file opacity:0 and try to place a relative element [div/span/button] over it with custom CSS

Try this http://jsfiddle.net/gajjuthechamp/pvyVZ/8/

Answer

It's better to avoid using unnecessary javascript. You can take advantage of the label tag to expand the click target of the input like so:

<label>
  <input type="file" style="display: none;">
  <a>Open</a>
</label>

Even though input is hidden, the link still works as a click target for it, and you can style it however you want.

Answer

Surprise to see no one mentioned about event.preventDefault()

$("input[type=file]").mouseover(function(event) {
    event.preventDefault();
    // This will disable the default behavior of browser
 });
Answer

you can set a width for yor element which will show only the button and will hide the "no file chosen".

Answer

I look for good answer for this... and I found this:

First delete the 'no file chosen'

input[type="file"]{
font-size: 0px;
}

then work the button with the -webkit-file-upload-button, this way:

input[type="file"]::-webkit-file-input-button{
font-size: 16px; /*normal size*/
}

hope this is what you were looking for, it works for me.

Answer

Combining some of the suggestions above, using jQuery, here is what I did:

input[type='file'].unused {
  color: transparent;
}

And:

$(function() {
  $("input[type='file'].unused").click( function() {$(this).removeClass('unused')});
};

And put the class "unused" on your file inputs. This is simple and works pretty well.

Answer

The best solution, for me, is to wrap input [type="file"] in a wrapper, and add some jquery code:

$(function(){
	function readURL(input){
        if (input.files && input.files[0]){
            var reader = new FileReader();
            
            reader.onload = function (e){
                $('#uploadImage').attr('src', e.target.result);
            }
            reader.readAsDataURL(input.files[0]);
        }
    }
    $("#image").change(function(){
        readURL(this);
    });
});
#image{
	position: absolute;
	top: 0;
	left: 0;
	opacity: 0;
	width: 75px;
	height: 35px;
}
#uploadImage{
	position: relative;
	top: 30px;
	left: 70px;
}
.button{
	position: relative;
	width: 75px;
	height: 35px;
	border: 1px solid #000;
	border-radius: 5px;
	font-size: 1.5em;
	text-align: center;
	line-height: 34px;
}
<form action="#" method="post" id="form" >
	<div class="button">
		Upload<input type="file" id="image" />
     </div>
     <img id="uploadImage" src="#" alt="your image" width="350" height="300" />
 </form>

Answer

I came up with a hacky solution that totally removes "No file chosen" plus the extra space that is added after that text (in Chrome I get something like: "No file chosen ").

This was totally messing up my page alignment, so I really fought with it to find a solution. Inside the input tag's style attribute, setting "width" to the width of the button will eliminate the trailing text and spaces. Since the width of the button is not the same in all browsers (it's a little smaller in Firefox, for example), you'll also want to set the style's color to the same color as the background of the page (otherwise a stray "No" may show through). My input file tag looks like this:

<input style="float:left; **width:88px;** **color:#000000;**" type="file" id="fileInput" onclick="fileOpen()">    
Answer

It works for me!

input[type="file"]{
  font-size: 0px;
}

Then, you can use different kind of styles such as width, height or other properties in order to create your own input file.

Answer

I found a solution that is very easy, just set an empty string into the title attribute.

<input type="file" value="" title=" " />
Answer

You can disable the tooltip setting a title with a space on webkit browsers like Chrome and an empty string on Firefox or IE (tested on Chrome 35, FF 29, IE 11, safari mobile)

$('input[type="file"]').attr('title', window.webkitURL ? ' ' : '');
Answer

All the answers here are totally overcomplicated, or otherwise just totally wrong.

html:

<div>
    <input type="file" />
    <button>Select File</button>
</div>

css:

input {
    display: none;
}

javascript:

$('button').on('click', function(){
   $('input').trigger('click'); 
});

http://jsfiddle.net/odfe34n8/

I created this fiddle, in the most simplistic way. Clicking the Select File button will bring up the file select menu. You could then stylize the button any way you wanted. Basically, all you need to do is hide the file input, and trigger a synthetic click on it when you click another button. I spot tested this on IE 9, FF, and Chrome, and they all work fine.

Answer

I know it is a bit of a hack, but all I required was to set the color to transparent in the style sheet - inline would look like this style="color:transparent;".

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