html – Transparent scrollbar with css

html – Transparent scrollbar with css

If you use this:

body {
    overflow: overlay;
}

The scrollbar will then also take transparent backgrounds across the page.
This will also put the scrollbar inside the page instead of removing some of the width to put in the scrollbar.

Here is a demo code. I wasnt able to put it inside any of the codepen or jsfiddle, apperantly it took me a while until I figured out, but they dont show the transparency, and I dont know why.

But putting this in a HTML file should go fine.

Was able to put it on fiddle: https://jsfiddle.net/3awLgj5v/

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<style>
html, body {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

body {
  overflow: overlay;
}

.div1 {
  background: grey;
  margin-top: 200px;
  margin-bottom: 20px;
  height: 20px;
}

::-webkit-scrollbar {
  width: 10px;
  height: 10px;
}

::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb {
  background: rgba(90, 90, 90);
}

::-webkit-scrollbar-track {
  background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
}
</style>
  
<body>

<div class=div1></div>

<div class=div1></div>

<div class=div1></div>

<div class=div1></div>

<div class=div1></div>
  

</body>
</html>

Best way to test it is to create a local html file, I guess.

You can also apply that on other elements, such as any scrolling box. While using inspector mode, it could be that you have to put the overflow to hidden and then back to anything else. It probably needed to refresh. After that it should be possible working on scrollbar without having to refresh it again. Just note that was for the inspector mode.

With pure css it is not possible to make it transparent. You have to use transparent background image like this:

::-webkit-scrollbar-track-piece:start {
    background: transparent url(images/backgrounds/scrollbar.png) repeat-y !important;
}

::-webkit-scrollbar-track-piece:end {
    background: transparent url(images/backgrounds/scrollbar.png) repeat-y !important;
}

html – Transparent scrollbar with css

    .scrollable-content {
      overflow-x:hidden;
      overflow-y:scroll; // manage scrollbar content overflow settings
    }
    .scrollable-content::-webkit-scrollbar {
      width:30px; // manage scrollbar width here
    }
    .scrollable-content::-webkit-scrollbar * {
      background:transparent; // manage scrollbar background color here
    }
    .scrollable-content::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb {
      background:rgba(255,0,0,0.1) !important; // manage scrollbar thumb background color here
    }

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