Google presented a new feature in its Chrome browser, called Scroll Anchoring. The function is implemented in Chrome 56. It will “lock” an element in one place, so that users don’t miss anything while content continues to load.

This is especially useful for mobile browsers, where most content is pushed down when scrolling to the top.

“Since its early days, Chrome has taken a stand against bad or abusive content. For instance, Safe Browsing warns users before they visit malicious websites, and visual indicators on tabs allow our users to quickly track down the source of unexpected noise.

Similar to other features designed to protect our users from bad experiences, starting in version 56 Chrome prevents these unexpected page jumps with a new feature called scroll anchoring. This feature works by locking the scroll position on an on-screen element to keep our users in the same spot even as offscreen content continues to load,” says Steve Kobes, Software Engineer, Google.

Kobes further says, “Due to the expressiveness of the web, there might be some content for which scroll anchoring is either unwanted or misbehaving. For this reason, this feature ships alongside the ‘overflow-anchor’ CSS property to override the functionality. To further minimize potential issues, scroll anchoring is disabled on complex interactive layouts via suppression triggers, and on back/forward navigations to allow for scroll restoration.”

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