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The Element.scrollIntoView() method scrolls the current element into the visible area of the browser window.

Syntax

element.scrollIntoView(); // Equivalent to element.scrollIntoView(true)
element.scrollIntoView(alignToTop); // Boolean arguments
element.scrollIntoView(scrollIntoViewOptions); // Object argument

Parameters

alignToTop
Is a Boolean value:
  • If true, the top of the element will be aligned to the top of the visible area of the scrollable ancestor.
  • If false, the bottom of the element will be aligned to the bottom of the visible area of the scrollable ancestor.
scrollIntoViewOptions
A boolean or an object with the following options:
{
    behavior: "auto"  | "instant" | "smooth",
    block:    "start" | "end",
}
If it is a boolean, true corresponds to {block: "start"} and false to {block: "end"}

Example

var element = document.getElementById("box");

element.scrollIntoView();
element.scrollIntoView(false);
element.scrollIntoView({block: "end"});
element.scrollIntoView({block: "end", behavior: "smooth"});

Notes

The element may not be scrolled completely to the top or bottom depending on the layout of other elements.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'Element.scrollIntoView()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 6 10.0 4
scrollIntoViewOptions Not supported 36 (36) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
scrollIntoViewOptions Not supported 36.0 (36) Not supported Not supported Not supported

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