4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2007 6:53 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Vertical Scrollbars (overflow: auto) in Mozilla

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      I'm interested to know what the major difference is between Firefox (FF) and
      Mozilla. I use FF as my default development browser and then test in other
      browsers such as IE 6, 7, Opera, Safari..basically standard compliant
      browsers.

      Reason for my asking is that I haven't had too many problems with my
      development for most of the work. However, I've noticed that in some of my
      projects I get a horizontal/vertical scrollbar whenever I use overflow:
      auto. I've used it primarily to enclose content that is floated. It
      basically replaces using a clear: both with a <br> tag.

      The CSS and XHTML validates, so I'm just trying to decide how much should I
      worry with Mozilla since this is where I see this issue. Thanks.

      Justin J.



        • 1. Re: Vertical Scrollbars (overflow: auto) in Mozilla
          Level 7
          .oO(Justin J.)

          >I'm interested to know what the major difference is between Firefox (FF) and
          >Mozilla.

          It's the same rendering engine.

          >Reason for my asking is that I haven't had too many problems with my
          >development for most of the work. However, I've noticed that in some of my
          >projects I get a horizontal/vertical scrollbar whenever I use overflow:
          >auto. I've used it primarily to enclose content that is floated. It
          >basically replaces using a clear: both with a <br> tag.

          Try "overflow: hidden" instead.

          Micha
          • 2. Re: Vertical Scrollbars (overflow: auto) in Mozilla
            Level 7
            Hey Michael,

            That did it. Just curious, if they're the same engines, why do you get
            slight discremincies between the two browser, in my case, the vertical
            scrollbar?

            Thanks.

            Justin

            "Michael Fesser" <netizen@gmx.de> wrote in message
            news:efuuc35il2hpl74fckdina94pmq6alts4k@4ax.com...
            > .oO(Justin J.)
            >
            >>I'm interested to know what the major difference is between Firefox (FF)
            >>and
            >>Mozilla.
            >
            > It's the same rendering engine.
            >
            >>Reason for my asking is that I haven't had too many problems with my
            >>development for most of the work. However, I've noticed that in some of my
            >>projects I get a horizontal/vertical scrollbar whenever I use overflow:
            >>auto. I've used it primarily to enclose content that is floated. It
            >>basically replaces using a clear: both with a <br> tag.
            >
            > Try "overflow: hidden" instead.
            >
            > Micha


            • 3. Re: Vertical Scrollbars (overflow: auto) in Mozilla
              Level 7
              .oO(Justin J.)

              >That did it. Just curious, if they're the same engines, why do you get
              >slight discremincies between the two browser, in my case, the vertical
              >scrollbar?

              Don't know. Maybe different versions of the engine? Or maybe there are
              some other things that might cause a scrollbar from time to time
              (sidebars, smaller browser window ... whatever).

              Micha
              • 4. Re: Vertical Scrollbars (overflow: auto) in Mozilla
                Level 7
                Thanks Micha.

                Justin J.

                "Michael Fesser" <netizen@gmx.de> wrote in message
                news:uvh0d39hnjjja9ditijg5elp86h6pg7omr@4ax.com...
                > .oO(Justin J.)
                >
                >>That did it. Just curious, if they're the same engines, why do you get
                >>slight discremincies between the two browser, in my case, the vertical
                >>scrollbar?
                >
                > Don't know. Maybe different versions of the engine? Or maybe there are
                > some other things that might cause a scrollbar from time to time
                > (sidebars, smaller browser window ... whatever).
                >
                > Micha