CSS Scrollbars

Experimental: 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

Properties

Accessibility concerns

When you customize scrollbars, consider they have enough contrast and that their hit area is large enough for people who use touch input.

Specifications

Specification
Unknown specification
# scrollbar-width
Unknown specification
# scrollbar-color

Browser compatibility

css.properties.scrollbar-width

BCD tables only load in the browser

css.properties.scrollbar-color

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also