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 value auto
Applies to scroll containers
Inherited no
Percentages relative to the scroll container's scrollport
Computed value as specified
Animation type by 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 compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
scroll-padding-inline 69 79 68 No 56 No
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
scroll-padding-inline 69 69 68 48 No 10.0

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