How To Disable Scroll In Css

There are times when you may want to disable scrolling on a webpage or a specific element. This can be useful when creating modal dialogs, lightboxes, or other user interface elements that you want to keep static on the screen. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to easily disable scroll using CSS.

Disable Scroll for the Entire Page

To disable scrolling for the entire page, you can set the overflow property of the body element to hidden. This will prevent the page from scrolling both horizontally and vertically. Here’s the CSS code to do this:

body {
    overflow: hidden;

Note that this method will completely disable scrolling, so be careful when using it on a webpage with content that extends beyond the visible area of the browser.

Disable Scroll for a Specific Element

If you only want to disable scrolling for a specific element, you can apply the overflow property to that element. For example, let’s say you have a div with the class .no-scroll that you want to prevent from scrolling:

.no-scroll {
    overflow: hidden;

This will prevent the contents of the div from scrolling when they exceed the size of the container.

Disable Scroll in the X or Y Direction

You can also disable scrolling in just one direction by using the overflow-x or overflow-y properties. For example, to disable horizontal scrolling for a specific element, you can use the following CSS:

.no-scroll-x {
    overflow-x: hidden;

Similarly, to disable vertical scrolling, you can use the following CSS:

.no-scroll-y {
    overflow-y: hidden;


Disabling scroll in CSS is quite simple, thanks to the overflow property. Whether you want to disable scrolling for the entire page, a specific element, or just in one direction, the techniques outlined in this blog post can help you achieve the desired effect. Keep in mind that disabling scroll can sometimes lead to a poor user experience, so use these techniques wisely and only when necessary.