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overflow-x CSS property specifies whether to clip content, render a scroll bar or display overflow content of a block-level element, when it overflows at the left and right edges.
- Initial value
- Applies to non-replaced block-level elements and non-replaced inline-block elements
- Inherited no
- Computed value as specified
- Animatable no
- Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar
visible | hidden | scroll | auto
overflow-x: visible overflow-x: hidden overflow-x: scroll overflow-x: auto overflow-x: inherit
- Content is not clipped, it may be rendered outside the content box.
- The content is clipped and no scrollbars are provided.
- The content is clipped and desktop browsers use scrollbars, whether or not any content is clipped. This avoids any problem with scrollbars appearing and disappearing in a dynamic environment. Printers may print overflowing content.
- Depends on the user agent. Desktop browsers like Firefox provide scrollbars if content overflows.
|CSS Basic Box Model||Working Draft|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic support||1.0||3.5 (1.9.1)||5.0 [*]||9.5||3.0|
|Feature||Android||Chrome for Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||1.0||(Yes)||1.0 (1.9.1)||(Yes)||(Yes)||(Yes)|
[*] IE8 introduced
-ms-overflow-x as a synonym for
overflow-x. Don't use the