jQuery UI 1.8.5

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The fifth maintenance release for jQuery UI 1.8 is out. This update brings bug fixes for jQuery UI Core, the Widget Factory and the Position utility as well as the Autocomplete, Button, Datepicker Dialog, and Tabs widgets. For the full list of changes, see the changelog. You can download it here:


File Downloads

Svn (contains final files as they are in the zip, with @VERSION replaced with 1.8.5, all themes)

Git (contains pre-build files, with @VERSION not yet replaced with 1.8.5, base theme only)

Google Ajax Libraries API (CDN)

Microsoft Ajax CDN (CDN)

Custom Download Builder


We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft is now hosting jQuery UI on the Microsoft Ajax CDN. Microsoft is hosting uncompressed and compressed versions as well as all of our pre-built themes. For more information check out Stephen Walther’s announcement from Microsoft.

New Features

In this release, we’ve added jQuery.support.minHeight which detects whether the browser supports the minHeight style.


You can now pass an object containing specific properties to set in the buttons option.


See the 1.8.5 Upgrade Guide for a list of changes that may affect you when upgrading from 1.8.4. For full details on what’s included in this release see the 1.8.5 Changelog.


Thanks to all who helped with this release, specifically: ahsan_cse2004, andreas, andreinjquery, AndrewNewcomb, awirick, AzaToth, Ben Hollis, BrianHV, bugbegone, cardmeister, chrismckee, Christopher McCulloh, Dave Methvin, d3r1v3d, dazzx, dreamershl, duckumu, ehynds, galo2099, iangrainger, jdalton, jlesueur, joern.zaefferer, jogep, jokerx, juergen.furrer, Karl Swedberg, keturn, klaus.hartl, malsup, NotionCommotion, Paul Irish, pdevemy, ph.ausseil, pjk, rdworth, robertstrait, Robson Braga Araujo, Scott González, spudly, srycroft, steida, Tony Ross, vjt, ya_diman.


Note: please do NOT use the comments section of this blog post for reporting bugs. Bug reports should be filed in the jQuery UI Bug Tracker and support questions should be posted on the jQuery Forum.

If you have feedback on us doing our fifth maintenance release for jQuery UI 1.8, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

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  5. Great fixes. Nice work! Big “Thank you” to all the developers in the jQuery UI team!

    I can’t wait for the form controls (selectmenu, button, radiobutton etc..). That is going to improve the experience on our website greatly.

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  8. GargantulaKon on said:

    I think there is a bug with buttons after clicked now. They remain in the hover state. Also in dialogs, the hover state is “stuck”. I could be mistaken, but just in case. It happens even on jQueryUI.com’s ThemeRoller.

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  11. This is the first time I looked at the JQuery. Maybe I don’t know how it should work.

    But, the UI demo page does not look very good to me.
    I use Chrome v6. After I clicked “view source” at the position demo page, it only shows me a couple of lines instead of entire source. It did not create a scroll bar for my Chrome.

    However, if I select some of the source code and drag down, then I can select all of the source. If I want to move to the top of the page, then I have to select some source code and drag my mouse up to the top.

    On IE 7, it present all source code for me to view, but it does not show readable line break. It shows me a very long horizontal line. The good thing is IE 7 generates a horizontal scroll bar for me that I can drag to the right of the screen.