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.

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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