CSS Scrollbars

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

CSS Scrollbars standardizes the obsolete scrollbar color properties introduced in 2000 by Windows IE 5.5.

Basic Example

In this example we have chosen to use a thin scrollbar, with a green track and purple thumb.

.scroller {
  width: 300px;
  height: 100px;
  overflow-y: scroll;
  scrollbar-color: rebeccapurple green;
  scrollbar-width: thin;
}

HTML

<div class="scroller">
Veggies es bonus vobis, proinde vos postulo essum magis kohlrabi
welsh onion daikon amaranth tatsoi tomatillo melon azuki bean garlic.
Gumbo beet greens corn soko endive gumbo gourd. Parsley shallot courgette
tatsoi pea sprouts fava bean collard greens dandelion okra wakame tomato.
Dandelion cucumber earthnut pea peanut soko zucchini.
</div>

Result

Reference

CSS Properties

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Scrollbars Level 1 Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

scrollbar-width

Update compatibility data on GitHub
DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 64
Full support 64
Full support 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 63: this feature is behind the layout.css.scrollbar-width.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 64
Full support 64
Full support 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 63: this feature is behind the layout.css.scrollbar-width.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

scrollbar-color

Update compatibility data on GitHub
DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 64
Full support 64
Full support 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 63: this feature is behind the layout.css.scrollbar-colors.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 64
Full support 64
Full support 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 63: this feature is behind the layout.css.scrollbar-colors.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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