Baseline Widely available

This feature is well established and works across many devices and browser versions. It’s been available across browsers since July 2019.

The scroll-padding-inline shorthand property sets the scroll padding of an element in the inline dimension.

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The scroll-padding properties define offsets for the optimal viewing region of the scrollport: the region used as the target region for placing things in view of the user. This allows the author to exclude regions of the scrollport that are obscured by other content (such as fixed-positioned toolbars or sidebars) or to put more breathing room between a targeted element and the edges of the scrollport.

Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:


/* Keyword values */
scroll-padding-inline: auto;

/* <length> values */
scroll-padding-inline: 10px;
scroll-padding-inline: 1em 0.5em;
scroll-padding-inline: 10%;

/* Global values */
scroll-padding-inline: inherit;
scroll-padding-inline: initial;
scroll-padding-inline: revert;
scroll-padding-inline: revert-layer;
scroll-padding-inline: unset;



An inwards offset from the corresponding edge of the scrollport, as a valid length or a percentage.


The offset is determined by the user agent. This will generally be 0px, but a user agent is able to detect and do something else if a non-zero value is more appropriate.

Formal definition

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies toscroll containers
Percentagesrelative to the scroll container's scrollport
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typeby computed value type

Formal syntax

scroll-padding-inline = 
[ auto | <length-percentage [0,∞]> ]{1,2}

<length-percentage> =
<length> |


CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1
# propdef-scroll-padding-inline

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