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scan is a CSS media feature that can be used to check what the scanning process (if any) of the output device is. The word scanning used in this context is not the same as with scanning a book or document into an image format using a scanner. Scanning here refers to the process in which an image is painted into a television (or other device) screen.

Enumerated values

Value Meaning


Specification Status Comment
Media Queries
The definition of 'scan' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?


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