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CSS scroll-margin-inline-start Property

  • Last Updated : 07 Sep, 2020

The scroll-margin-inline-start property is used to set all the scroll margins to the start of the inline dimension of a scroll element at once.The selection of the start side depends upon the writing mode. The start side is left side for horizontal-tb writing mode and top or bottom side for the verticle-lr and verticle-rl writing mode respectively.
horizontal-tb stands for horizontal top-to -bottom, verticle-rl is the verticle right-to-left, and verticle-lr is the verticle left-to-right.


 scroll-margin-inline-start: length


 scroll-margin-inline-start: Global_Values

Property values: The scroll-margin-inline-start property accepts two properties mentioned above and described below.

  • length: This property refers to the values defined with length units like “em”, “px”, “rem”, “vh”, etc.
  • Global_Values: This property refers to the global values like inherit, initial, unset, etc.

Note: The scroll-margin-inline-start does not accept percentage value as the length.

Example: In this example, you can see the effect of scroll-margin-inline-start by scrolling to a point partway between the two of the interfaces of the example’s content.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        .scroll {
            width: 300px;
            height: 300px;
            overflow-x: scroll;
            display: flex;
            box-sizing: border-box;
            scroll-snap-type: x mandatory;
        .scroll>div {
            flex: 0 0 300px;
            border: 1px solid #000;
            background-color: #57e714;
            color: #fff;
            font-size: 40px;
            display: flex;
            align-items: center;
            justify-content: center;
            scroll-snap-align: start;
        .scroll>div:nth-child(2n) {
            background-color: #fff;
            color: #0fe962;
        .scroll>div:nth-child(2) {
            scroll-margin-inline-start: 2rem;
        .scroll>div:nth-child(3) {
            scroll-margin-inline-start: 3rem;
    <div class="scroll">
        <div>Geek 1</div>
        <div>Geek 2</div>
        <div>Geek 3</div>
        <div>Geek 4</div>


Supported Browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Opera

Note: Internet Explorer and Safari are not Supported.

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