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-webkit-overflow-scrolling

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The -webkit-overflow-scrolling CSS property controls whether or not touch devices use momentum-based scrolling for a given element.

Syntax

Values

auto
Use "regular" scrolling, where the content immediately ceases to scroll when you remove your finger from the touchscreen.
touch
Use momentum-based scrolling, where the content continues to scroll for a while after finishing the scroll gesture and removing your finger from the touchscreen. The speed and duration of the continued scrolling is proportional to how vigorous the scroll gesture was. Also creates a new stacking context.

Formal definition

Initial value auto
Applies to scrolling boxes
Inherited yes
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

auto | touch

Examples

HTML

<div class="scroll-touch">
  <p>
    This paragraph has momentum scrolling
  </p>
</div>
<div class="scroll-auto">
  <p>
    This paragraph does not.
  </p>
</div>

CSS

div {
  width: 100%;
  overflow: auto;
}

p {
  width: 200%;
  background: #f5f9fa;
  border: 2px solid #eaf2f4;
  padding: 10px;
}

.scroll-touch {
  -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch; /* Lets it scroll lazy */
}

.scroll-auto {
  -webkit-overflow-scrolling: auto; /* Stops scrolling immediately */
}

Results

Specifications

Not part of any standard. Apple has a description in the Safari CSS Reference.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
-webkit-overflow-scrolling No No No No No No
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
-webkit-overflow-scrolling No No No No 5 No

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/-webkit-overflow-scrolling