Style backgroundAttachment Property

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Set a background-image to be fixed (will not scroll):"fixed";

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Definition and Usage

The backgroundAttachment property sets or returns whether a background image should scroll with the content, or be fixed.

Browser Support

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The backgroundAttachment property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the backgroundAttachment property:

Set the backgroundAttachment property:"scroll|fixed|local|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
scroll The background scrolls along with the element. This is default
fixed The background is fixed with regard to the viewport
local The background scrolls along with the element's contents
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: scroll
Return Value: A String, representing how the background image is attached to the object within the document
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


Choose between scroll and local on a DIV element:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.backgroundAttachment = "local";

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Toggle between scroll and fixed:

var x =;"scroll")? "fixed":"scroll";

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Return the value of the background-attachment property:


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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Background

CSS reference: background-attachment property

HTML DOM reference: background property

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