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CSS | overscroll-behavior Property
  • Last Updated : 21 Nov, 2019

The overscroll-behavior property is used to set the behavior of the browser when the boundary of a scrolling area is reached. This property can be used to prevent unwanted scrolling in pages where there are multiple scroll areas. It is a shorthand for the overscroll-behavior-x and overscroll-behavior-y properties.

Syntax:

overscroll-behavior: auto | contain | none | initial | inherit

Property Values:

  • auto: It is used to set the scrolling behavior to default. The whole page along with the element will scroll even if the boundary of the element is reached. It is the default value.

    Example:



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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | overscroll-behavior
      </title>
      <style>
        .container {
          display: flex;
        }
      
        .main-content {
          width: 200px;
          background-color: lightgreen;
        }
      
        .smaller-box {
          overscroll-behavior: auto;
      
          height: 100px;
          width: 125px;
          margin: 25px;
          overflow-y: scroll;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>CSS | overscroll-behavior</b>
      <p>overscroll-behavior: auto</p>
      <div class="container">
        <div class="main-content">
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.<br><br>
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.
        </div>
        <div class="smaller-box">
          This is a smaller element that is also
          scrollable. The overscroll behavior
          can be used to control if the main
          content behind would scroll when this
          element's vertical boundary is reached.
        </div>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Output: Scrolling down on the smaller element
    auto

  • contain: It is used to set the scrolling behavior to default only on the element used. Scrolling the element further after it has reached the boundary will not scroll the elements behind it. No scroll-chaining would occur in the neighboring scrolling areas.

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | overscroll-behavior
      </title>
      <style>
        .container {
          display: flex;
        }
      
        .main-content {
          width: 200px;
          background-color: lightgreen;
        }
      
        .smaller-box {
          overscroll-behavior: contain;
      
          height: 100px;
          width: 125px;
          margin: 25px;
          overflow-y: scroll;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>CSS | overscroll-behavior</b>
      <p>overscroll-behavior: contain</p>
      <div class="container">
        <div class="main-content">
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.<br><br>
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.
        </div>
        <div class="smaller-box">
          This is a smaller element that is also
          scrollable. The overscroll behavior
          can be used to control if the main
          content behind would scroll when this
          element's vertical boundary is reached.
        </div>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Output: Scrolling down on the smaller element
    contain

  • none: It is used to prevent scroll-chaining on all elements. The default scroll overflow behavior is also prevented.

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | overscroll-behavior
      </title>
      <style>
        .container {
          display: flex;
        }
      
        .main-content {
          width: 200px;
          background-color: lightgreen;
        }
      
        .smaller-box {
          overscroll-behavior: none;
      
          height: 100px;
          width: 125px;
          margin: 25px;
          overflow-y: scroll;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>CSS | overscroll-behavior</b>
      <p>overscroll-behavior: none</p>
      <div class="container">
        <div class="main-content">
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.<br><br>
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.
        </div>
        <div class="smaller-box">
          This is a smaller element that is also
          scrollable. The overscroll behavior
          can be used to control if the main
          content behind would scroll when this
          element's vertical boundary is reached.
        </div>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Output: Scrolling down on the smaller element
    none

  • initial: It is used to set the overscroll behavior to default value.

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | overscroll-behavior
      </title>
      <style>
        .container {
          display: flex;
        }
      
        .main-content {
          width: 200px;
          background-color: lightgreen;
        }
      
        .smaller-box {
          overscroll-behavior: initial;
      
          height: 100px;
          width: 125px;
          margin: 25px;
          overflow-y: scroll;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>CSS | overscroll-behavior</b>
      <p>overscroll-behavior: initial</p>
      <div class="container">
        <div class="main-content">
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.<br><br>
          GeeksforGeeks is a computer science
          portal with a huge variety of well
          written and explained computer science
          and programming articles, quizzes and
          interview questions. The portal also
          has dedicated GATE preparation and
          competitive programming sections.
        </div>
        <div class="smaller-box">
          This is a smaller element that is also
          scrollable. The overscroll behavior
          can be used to control if the main
          content behind would scroll when this
          element's vertical boundary is reached.
        </div>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Output: Scrolling down on the smaller element
    initial

  • inherit: It is used to set the scrolling behavior to inherit from the parent.

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by overscroll-behavior property are listed below:

  • Chrome 63.0
  • Firefox 59.0
  • Edge 18.0
  • Opera 50.0



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