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Hide scroll bar, but while still being able to scroll using CSS

To hide the scrollbar use -webkit- because it is supported by major browsers (Google Chrome, Safari or newer versions of Opera). There are many other options for the other browsers which are listed below:

  • -webkit- (Chrome, Safari, newer versions of Opera):
    .element::-webkit-scrollbar { width: 0 !important }
  • -moz- (Firefox):
    .element { overflow: -moz-scrollbars-none; }
  • -ms- (Internet Explorer +10):
    .element { -ms-overflow-style: none; }

Important Points to be considered before hiding the Scroll bar :

  1. Preferably Hide scrollbars only when if all content is visible else user may skip the content
  2. Avoid horizontal scrolling on Web pages and do not hide horizontal scroll bar as they can make content difficult to read
  3. If at all , hiding scroll is required : Display all important information above the fold. Users may often decide if they want to stay or not on what they can see without scrolling.
  4. Note: The practical example of hiding the scroll bar is Facebook chat window.

    Example:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <style>
                .content, .outer-border {
                    width: 240px;
                    height: 150px;
                    text-align:justify;
                    background-color:green;
                    color:white;
                    padding-left:10px;
                    padding-right:10px;
                }
                .outer-border {
                    border: 2px solid black;
                    position: relative;
                    overflow: hidden;
                }
                .inner-border {
                    position: absolute;
                    left: 0;
                    overflow-x: hidden;
                    overflow-y: scroll;
                }
                .inner-border::-webkit-scrollbar {
                    display: none;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
        <body>
            <div class="outer-border">
                <div class="inner-border">
                    <div class="content">
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                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </body>
    </html>                    

    Output:
    hide scrollbar

    Example:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>hide scrollbar</title>
            <style>
                .content, .outer-border {
                    width: 500px;
                    height: 210px;
                }
                .outer-border {
                    border: 2px solid black;
                    position: relative;
                    overflow: hidden;
                }
                .inner-border {
                    position: absolute;
                    left: 0;
                    overflow-x: hidden;
                    overflow-y: scroll;
                }
                .inner-border::-webkit-scrollbar {
                    display: none;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
        <body>
            <div class="outer-border">
                <div class="inner-border">
                <div class="content">
                <img src=
    wp-content/uploads/Screenshot-73-1.png">
                <img src=
    wp-content/uploads/Screenshot-74-4.png">
                </div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </body>
    </html>                    

    Output:
    hide scrollbar



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