Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The Window.scrollByLines() method scrolls the document by the specified number of lines.

Syntax

window.scrollByLines(lines) 

Parameters

  • lines is the number of lines to scroll the document by. It may be a positive or negative integer.

Example

<!-- Scroll up the document by 5 lines -->
<button id="scroll-up" onclick="scrollByLines(-5);">Up 5 lines</button>

<!-- Scroll down the document by 5 lines -->
<button id="scroll-down" onclick="scrollByLines(5);">Down 5 lines</button>

Specification

This is not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera ? Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also

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Last updated by: mfluehr,