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Alex Chow
Alex Chow
4,521 Points

Hiding the Scrollbar

How can I hide the scrollbar without disabling it. I've tried the css property: "overflow-y: hidden;" however it completely disables the scrolling feature on macs. Is there a way around this? Thank you in advance.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,016 Points

I didn't invent this, but I found a trick online that involves 3 containers, with the inner and outer both the same fixed dimensions and the middle one having a vertical scroll bar that the outer one hides:

.inner-container, .outer-container {
  width: 200px;
  height: 400px;

.outer-container {
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;

.middle-container {
  position: absolute;
  overflow-y: scroll;
<div class="outer-container">
  <div class="middle-container">
    <div class="inner-container">
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Alex Chow
Alex Chow
4,521 Points

Great, thanks for the response. I will give this a try.