The overflow-clip-box-inline CSS property specifies relative to which box the clipping happens when there is an overflow — in the inline direction.

/* Keyword values */
overflow-clip-box-inline: padding-box;
overflow-clip-box-inline: content-box;

/* Global values */
overflow-clip-box-inline: inherited;
overflow-clip-box-inline: initial;
overflow-clip-box-inline: unset;

Note: On Gecko, by default, padding-box is used everywhere, but <input type="text"> and similar use the value content-box. Note that this property is activated by default only in the UA stylesheet and chrome contexts.

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This keyword makes the clipping be related to the padding box.
This keyword makes the clipping be related to the content box.

Formal syntax

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<div class="things">
  <input value="ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZÅÄÖ" class="scroll padding-box">
  <div class="scroll padding-box"><span>ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZÅÄÖ</span></div>


.scroll { 
  overflow: auto;
  padding: 0 30px; 
  width: 6em; 
  border: 1px solid black;
  background: lime content-box;

.padding-box {
  overflow-clip-box-inline: padding-box;


function scrollSomeElements() {
  var elms = document.querySelectorAll('.scroll');
  for (i=0; i < elms.length; ++i) {
var elt = document.queryElementsByTagName('body')[0];

elt.addEventListener("load", scrollSomeElements, false);



This property has been proposed to the W3C CSSWG; it is not yet on the standard track but, if accepted, should appear in CSS Overflow Module Level 3.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 59 (59)[1] No support No support No support No support
Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 59.0 (59)[1] No support No support No support No support

[1] This property is controlled by the layout.css.overflow-clip-box.enabled preference, which defaults to false. It only is activated inside UA stylesheets and the chrome context. See bug 966992.

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