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

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 simply to put more breathing room between a targetted 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 .5em;
scroll-padding-inline: 10%;

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


An inwards offset from the corresponding edge of the scrollport, as a valid length or a percentage.
The offset is determind 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 valueauto
Applies toscroll containers
Percentagesrelative to the scroll container's scrollport
Computed valueas specified
Animation typeby computed value type

Formal syntax

[ auto | <length-percentage> ]{1,2}

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


Specification Status Comment
CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1
The definition of 'scroll-padding-inline' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
scroll-padding-inlineChrome Full support 69Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 68IE No support NoOpera Full support 56Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 69Chrome Android Full support 69Firefox Android Full support 68Opera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 10.0


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