CSS overflow-y Property

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.example1 {
  overflow-y: auto;

.example2 {
  overflow-y: hidden;

.example3 {
  overflow-y: scroll;

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The overflow-y property sets what shows when content overflows a block-level element's top and bottom edges. This may be nothing, a scroll bar, or the overflow content.

Default value:visible
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

overflow-y: visible|hidden|scroll|auto|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
visible This is default value. Specifies the content is not clipped, and it may be rendered outside the left and right edges.
hidden Specifies the content is clipped - and no scrolling mechanism is provided.
scroll Specifies the content is clipped and a scrolling mechanism is provided.
auto If content overflows the element's box it provides scrollbars to see the rest of the content.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  overflow-y: visible;
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