@viewport rule has side-effect of making scrollbars auto-hide

Issue #6344401


Jan 27, 2016
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

  1. Open http://output.jsbin.com/zewaza in Edge or IE11
  2. Observe that the page’s scrollbar overlaps the content and automatically hides if you stop scrolling for a short while.
  3. Compare this to almost any other webpage, where the page’s scrollbar does not overlap the content and is always visible.

Expected Results:

Applying a CSS style of
@-ms-viewport {
width: device-width;
should not have any effect on the auto-hiding-ness of the browser’s scrollbars. The scrollbars should stick to the browser’s default scrollbar behavior (which admittedly may vary by device/OS), the same as if the page did not have an @-ms-viewport style.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Frank O.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Frank O.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We have confirmed the problem, and we are working on a solution for a future build of Edge. We are presently tracking this issue as a duplicate of an existing internal bug report. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

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