Remove the Search Input Clear(x) Icon

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I really appreciate the amount of different <input> elements we've received over the past decade. These elements don't just bring a new semantic advantage, but also provide UI helpers, which in many cases are useful. In a recent case, I found a UI element not useful: the x (clear) icon in <input type="search" /> elements.

In most cases that input is nice, but if you're looking to really customize your search experience, you may want to get it out of the way:

[type="search"]::-webkit-search-cancel-button,
[type="search"]::-webkit-search-decoration {
  -webkit-appearance: none;
  appearance: none;
}

With the snippet above, the cancelation icon disappears, as does the special highlight decoration!

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