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Scrolls to a particular set of coordinates in the document.


window.scrollTo(x-coord[, y-coord])


  • x-coord is the pixel along the horizontal axis of the document that you want displayed in the upper left.
  • y-coord is the pixel along the vertical axis of the document that you want displayed in the upper left.
  • options is an object with three possible properties:
    • top, which is the same as the y-coord
    • left, which is the same as the x-coord
    • behavior, which is a string containing either smooth, instant, or auto; default is auto


window.scrollTo( 0, 1000 );

// this changes the scrolling behavior to "smooth"
    top: 1000,
    behavior: "smooth"


This function is effectively the same as window.scroll(). For relative scrolling, see window.scrollBy(), window.scrollByLines(), and window.scrollByPages().

For scrolling elements, see Element.scrollTop and Element.scrollLeft.


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

Browser Compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?

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