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overscroll-action for gesture navigation

'overscroll-action' is a non-inherited CSS property which controls the permitted overscroll actions by the browser. It is currently spec'ed to only cover overscroll actions on viewport and can be used to disable gesture navigation actions such as pull-to-refresh and swipe to back/forward.


The current spec uses general CSS property but this may potentially be modified to a viewport meta value instead. See:



Public discussion

Status in Chromium

In development (launch bug)

Consensus & Standardization

  • Mixed public signals
  • Public support
  • No public signals
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Last updated on 2016-09-29