Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The scroll-snap-points-x CSS property defines the horizontal positioning of snap points within the content of the scroll container they are applied to.

/* Keyword value */
scroll-snap-points-x: none;

/* Repeating snap points */
scroll-snap-points-x: repeat(400px);

/* Global values */
scroll-snap-points-x: inherit;
scroll-snap-points-x: initial;
scroll-snap-points-x: unset;

Initial valuenone
Applies toscroll containers
Inheritedno
Percentagesrelative to same axis of the padding-box of the scroll container
Mediainteractive
Computed valueas specified, but with relative lengths converted into absolute lengths
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

none
The scroll container does not define any snap points. Elements within the scroll container may still define snap points on behalf of the scroll container.
repeat(<length-percentage>)
Defines an interval at which snap points are defined, starting from the container's relevant start edge. Only positive lengths are allowed. Percentages refer to the width of the container.

Formal syntax

none | repeat( <length-percentage> )

where
<length-percentage> = <length> | <percentage>

Example

HTML Content

<div id="container">
  <div>1</div>
  <div>2</div>
  <div>3</div>
</div>

CSS Content

#container {
  width: 200px;
  overflow: auto;
  white-space: nowrap;
  scroll-snap-points-x: repeat(100%);
  scroll-snap-type: mandatory;
  font-size: 0;
}

#container > div {
  width: 200px;
  height: 200px;
  display: inline-block;
  line-height: 200px;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 100px;
}

#container > div:nth-child(even) {
  background-color: #87ea87;
}

#container > div:nth-child(odd) {
  background-color: #87ccea;
}

Specification

This property was once defined in the early draft of CSS Scroll Snap Points Module but later removed from the specification in favor of element-based snapping.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 39IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 9
Prefixed
Full support 9
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
WebView Android No support NoChrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 46
Full support 46
Full support 39
Disabled
Disabled From version 39: this feature is behind the layout.css.scroll-snap.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 9
Prefixed
Full support 9
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Samsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

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