The overflow-anchor CSS property provides a way to opt out of the browser's scroll anchoring behavior, which adjusts scroll position to minimize content shifts.

Scroll anchoring behavior is enabled by default in any browser that supports it. Therefore, changing the value of this property is typically only required if you are experiencing problems with scroll anchoring in a document or part of a document and need to turn the behavior off.


/* Keyword values */
overflow-anchor: auto;
overflow-anchor: none;

/* Global values */
overflow-anchor: inherit;
overflow-anchor: initial;
overflow-anchor: unset;


The element becomes a potential anchor when adjusting scroll position.
The element won't be selected as a potential anchor.

Formal definition

Initial value auto
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

auto | none


Prevent scroll anchoring

To prevent scroll anchoring in a document, use the overflow-anchor property.

* {
  overflow-anchor: none;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Scroll Anchoring Module Level 1
The definition of 'overflow-anchor' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
overflow-anchor 56 79 66 No 43 No
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
overflow-anchor 56 56 No 43 No 6.0

See also

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