Overflow

Utilities for controlling how an element handles content that is too large for the container


Class reference

ClassProperties
overflow-autooverflow: auto;
overflow-hiddenoverflow: hidden;
overflow-visibleoverflow: visible;
overflow-scrolloverflow: scroll;
overflow-x-autooverflow-x: auto;
overflow-y-autooverflow-y: auto;
overflow-x-hiddenoverflow-x: hidden;
overflow-y-hiddenoverflow-y: hidden;
overflow-x-visibleoverflow-x: visible;
overflow-y-visibleoverflow-y: visible;
overflow-x-scrolloverflow-x: scroll;
overflow-y-scrolloverflow-y: scroll;

# Visible

Use .overflow-visible to prevent content within an element from being clipped. Note that any content that overflows the bounds of the element will then be visible.

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# Auto

Use .overflow-auto to add scrollbars to an element in the event that its content overflows the bounds of that element. Unlike .overflow-scroll, which always show scrollbars, this utility will only show them if scrolling is necessary.

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# Hidden

Use .overflow-hidden to clip any content within an element that overflows the bounds of that element.

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# Scroll horizontally if needed

Use .overflow-x-auto to allow horizontal scrolling if needed.

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# Scroll vertically if needed

Use .overflow-y-auto to allow vertical scrolling if needed.

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# Scroll horizontally always

Use .overflow-x-scroll to allow horizontal scrolling and always show scrollbars unless always-visible scrollbars are disabled by the operating system.

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# Scroll vertically always

Use .overflow-y-scroll to allow vertical scrolling and always show scrollbars unless always-visible scrollbars are disabled by the operating system.

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# Scroll in all directions

Use .overflow-scroll to add scrollbars to an element. Unlike .overflow-auto, which only shows scrollbars if they are necessary, this utility always shows them. Note that some operating systems (like macOS) hide unnecessary scrollbars regardless of this setting.

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# Responsive

To apply an overflow utility only at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to the existing class name. For example, adding the class md:overflow-scroll to an element would apply the overflow-scroll utility at medium screen sizes and above.

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For more information about Elements’ responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.