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Scroll to the top of the page using JavaScript/jQuery

  • Last Updated : 03 Aug, 2021

A scrollable page can be scrolled to the top using 2 approaches:

Method 1: Using window.scrollTo()
The scrollTo() method of the window Interface can be used to scroll to a specified location on the page. It accepts 2 parameters the x and y coordinate of the page to scroll to. Passing both the parameters as 0 will scroll the page to the topmost and leftmost point.

Syntax:

window.scrollTo(x-coordinate, y-coordinate)

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      Scroll to the top of the
      page using JavaScript/jQuery?
  </title>
    <style>
        .scroll {
            height: 1000px;
            background-color: lightgreen;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green">
      GeeksforGeeks
  </h1>
    <b>Scroll to the top of the page 
      using JavaScript/jQuery?</b>
    
    <p>Click on the button below to 
      scroll to the top of the page.</p>
    
    <p class="scroll">GeeksforGeeks is a
      computer science portal. This is a 
      large scrollable area.</p>
    
    <button onclick="scrollToTop()">
      Click to scroll to top
  </button>
    <script>
        function scrollToTop() {
            window.scrollTo(0, 0);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:



  • Before clicking the button:
    scroll-before-js
  • After clicking the button:
    scroll-after-js

Method 2: Using scrollTo() in jQuery

In jQuery, the scrollTo() method is used to set or return the vertical scrollbar position for a selected element. This behavior can be used to scroll to the top of the page by applying this method on the window property. Setting the position parameter to 0 scrolls the page to the top.

Syntax:

$(window).scrollTop(position);

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      Scroll to the top of the
      page using JavaScript/jQuery?
  </title>
    <style>
        .scroll {
            height: 1000px;
            background-color: lightgreen;
        }
    </style>
  
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green">
      GeeksforGeeks
  </h1>
    <b>
      Scroll to the top of the page
      using JavaScript/jQuery?
  </b>
    <p>
      Click on the button below to 
      scroll to the top of the page.
  </p>
    <p class="scroll">
      GeeksforGeeks is a computer
      science portal. 
      This is a large scrollable area.
  </p>
    <button onclick="scrollToTop()">
      Click to scroll to top
  </button>
    <script src=
  </script>
    <script>
        function scrollToTop() {
            $(window).scrollTop(0);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking the button:
    scroll-before-jq
  • After clicking the button:
    scroll-after-jq

JavaScript is best known for web page development but it is also used in a variety of non-browser environments. You can learn JavaScript from the ground up by following this JavaScript Tutorial and JavaScript Examples.

jQuery is an open source JavaScript library that simplifies the interactions between an HTML/CSS document, It is widely famous with it’s philosophy of “Write less, do more”.
You can learn jQuery from the ground up by following this jQuery Tutorial and jQuery Examples.




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