How to remove the BG image on jQueryUI autocomplete combo (select)

Tags: css,jquery-ui

Problem :

I'm trying to style the jQueryUI autocomplete, and can't for the life of me find out how to override the styles on the dropdown list on hover!

(I'm after a clean flat look, no image or gradient).

I've created a plunkr which illustrates the issue:

I've had success with all the other jQUI elements, but not this one. I've gone through the CSS files, too, but I wonder if something is being added by JS whilst I can't observe it in Chrome?

Even inspecting it in Chrome is fiddly (I suggest right-clicking on the exposed <li>)

Any suggestions welcome, Thanks

jQueryUI styles in jquery.ui.theme.min69d2.css

.ui-widget-content .ui-state-hover,
.ui-widget-header .ui-state-hover,
.ui-widget-content .ui-state-focus,
.ui-widget-header .ui-state-focus {
    /* this is the damned hover!! */
    border:1px solid #999;
    background:#dadada url(images/ui-bg_glass_75_dadada_1x400.png) 50% 50% repeat-x;

    /* an override in place: this works */
    border: none;
    background-image: none;
    background: yellow;

my stylesheet, which comes after jqueryUI and is more specific ( under an #id )

.ui-widget-content .ui-state-hover,
.ui-widget-header .ui-state-hover,
.ui-widget-content .ui-state-focus,
.ui-widget-header .ui-state-focus {
    /* fails */
    border: none !important;
    background-image: none !important;
    background: yellow !important;
    color:blue !important;

Solution :

It's workign as a list, the class for those items is .ui-menu-item

Review this code

.ui-autocomplete, .ui-autocomplete .ui-menu-item, .ui-autocomplete .ui-menu-item a {
.ui-autocomplete {
.ui-autocomplete .ui-menu-item {
.ui-autocomplete .ui-menu-item a:hover {

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