HTML/CSS current active menu does not show active

Tags: javascript,html,css

Problem :

please see

I was thinking job of the

li a:hover:not(.active) {
    background-color: #111;

to reset none active color. But this is not working. Home link stays green.

So how to make the active link shows as green.

I have the following code:


ul {
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
    background-color: #333;

li {
    float: left;

li a {
    display: block;
    color: white;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 14px 16px;
    text-decoration: none;

li a:hover:not(.active) {
    background-color: #111;

.active {
    background-color: #4CAF50;


  <li><a class="active" href="#home">Home</a></li>
  <li><a href="#news">News</a></li>
  <li><a href="#contact">Contact</a></li>
  <li><a href="#about">About</a></li>

Solution :

try this using jquery :

li a:hover:not(.active) {
    background-color: #111!important;

li a:hover {
    background-color: #444;
.active {
    background-color: #4CAF50;
$("ul a").click(function(){
$("ul a").removeClass("active");

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