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    The CSS flex-shrink property specifies the flex shrink factor of a flex item.

    • Initial value 1
    • Applies to flex items, including in-flow pseudo-elements
    • Inherited no
    • Media visual
    • Computed value as specified
    • Animatable yes, as a number, except between 0 and other values
    • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

    See Using CSS flexible boxes for more properties and information.


    Formal syntax: <number>
    flex-shrink: 2
    flex-shrink: inherit


    See <number>. Negative values are invalid.


    element { 
      flex-shrink: 3;


    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Candidate Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 18.0 (18.0) (behind a pref) [1]
    20.0 (20.0)
    21.0-webkit Not supported 12.10 Not supported
    Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? Not supported 12.10 Not supported

    [1] Firefox supports only single-line flexbox until Firefox 28. To activate flexbox support, for Firefox 18 and 19, the user has to change the about:config preference "layout.css.flexbox.enabled" to true.

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