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If a background-image is specified, the background-attachment CSS property determines whether that image's position is fixed within the viewport, or scrolls along with its containing block.


Formal syntax:   <attachment>#
background-attachment: scroll
background-attachment: fixed
background-attachment: local

background-attachment: inherit


This keyword means that the background image will scroll within the viewport along with the block the image is contained within.
This keyword means that the background image will not scroll with its containing element, instead remaining stationary within the viewport.
This keyword means that the background image will not scroll with its containing element, but will scroll when the element's content scrolls: it is fixed regarding the element's content.


View the live example

body {
  background-image: url("images/cartooncat.png");
  background-attachment: fixed;

Multiple background image support

This property supports multiple background images. You can specify a different <attachment> for each background, separated by commas:

body {
  background-image: url("img1.png"), url("img2.png");
  background-attachment: scroll, fixed;

Each image is matched with the corresponding attachment type, from first specified to last.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3 Candidate Recommendation The shorthand property has been extended to support multiple backgrounds and the local value.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1) Recommendation No significant change.
CSS Level 1 Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 4.0 3.5 1.0
Multiple backgrounds 1.0 3.6 (1.9.2) 9.0 10.5 1.3
local 4.0 25.0 (25) 9.0 10.5 5.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 1.0 (1.9.2) ? 10.0 3.2
Multiple backgrounds 2.1 1.0 (1.9.2) ? 10.0 3.2
local ? 25.0 (25) ? ? ?

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