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José Manuel Martínez López
José Manuel Martínez López
18,133 Points

How can i disable the horizontal scrollbar?

I have an image as background and it has some extra space that i don´t need.

1 Answer

John Hartney
John Hartney
2,893 Points

I use this

html { 
background: no-repeat center center fixed; 
-webkit-background-size: cover;
-moz-background-size: cover;
-o-background-size: cover;
background-size: cover;


This is cool if you're using php

$("body").css("overflow", "hidden");

- JH

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,650 Points

Please bare in mind that you don't need JavaScript to achieve this, CSS can do this and it's much faster than any piece of JavaScript.

body {
  overflow-x: hidden; /* refers to the horizontal axis */
John Hartney
John Hartney
2,893 Points

Thanks Chris, I thought that was php, oops!

If it's well supported, css seems to be the best way to go with most things, at least thats what I'm learning since I joined treehouse

It's interesting to note how many ways you can do the same thing, though even more interesting to know what is the most efficient.