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Find scrollable elements

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
Firefox DevTools
03 Mar, 2021
The page has a scrollbar but you don't know which element on page creates that scrollbar. The Firefox Developer Tools allows us to see all elements causing overflow.
  • In Firefox, open its Developer Tools
  • Under the Inspector tab, if an element has a scrollbar (by using either `overflow: scroll` or `overflow: auto` but the content is longer than the element dimension), it will be shown with a `scroll` badge.
In the following screenshot, the highlighted element is displayed with the `scroll` badge indicating that it produces the scrollbar. Clicking the `scroll` badge will reveal the associate element.
Find scrollable elements
Find scrollable elements

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