Scroll Automatically to the Bottom of the Page


Consider I have a list of questions. When I click on the first question, it should automatically take me to the bottom of the page.

For a matter of fact, I do know that this can be done using jQuery.

So, could you provide me with some documentation or some links where I can find answer to this question?

EDIT: Need to scroll to a particular HTML element at the bottom of the page

jQuery isn't necessary. Most of the top results I got from a Google search gave me this answer:

window.scrollTo(0,document.body.scrollHeight);

Where you have nested elements, the document might not scroll. In this case, you need to target the element that scrolls and use it's scroll height instead.

window.scrollTo(0,document.querySelector(".scrollingContainer").scrollHeight);

You can tie that to the onclick event of your question (i.e. <div onclick="ScrollToBottom()" ...).

Some additional sources you can take a look at:


If you want to scroll entire page to the bottom:

var scrollingElement = (document.scrollingElement || document.body);
scrollingElement.scrollTop = scrollingElement.scrollHeight;

See the sample on JSFiddle

If you want to scroll an element to the bottom:

function gotoBottom(id){
   var element = document.getElementById(id);
   element.scrollTop = element.scrollHeight - element.clientHeight;
}

And that's how it works:

enter image description here

Ref: scrollTop, scrollHeight, clientHeight

UPDATE: Latest versions of Chrome (61+) and Firefox does not support scrolling of body, see: https://dev.opera.com/articles/fixing-the-scrolltop-bug/


Vanilla JS implementation:

element.scrollIntoView(false);

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/element.scrollIntoView


You can use this to go down the page in an animation format.

$('html,body').animate({scrollTop: document.body.scrollHeight},"fast");

Below should be the cross browser solution. It has been tested on Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE11

window.scrollTo(0, document.body.scrollHeight || document.documentElement.scrollHeight);

window.scrollTo(0,document.body.scrollHeight); doesn't work on Firefox, at least for Firefox 37.0.2


you can do this too with animation, its very simple

$('html, body').animate({
   scrollTop: $('footer').offset().top
   //scrollTop: $('#your-id').offset().top
   //scrollTop: $('.your-class').offset().top
}, 'slow');

hope helps, thank you


You can use this function wherever you need to call it:

function scroll_to(div){
   if (div.scrollTop < div.scrollHeight - div.clientHeight)
        div.scrollTop += 10; // move down

}

jquery.com: ScrollTo


Sometimes the page extends on scroll to buttom (for example in social networks), to scroll down to the end (ultimate buttom of the page) I use this script:

var scrollInterval = setInterval(function() { 
    document.documentElement.scrollTop = document.documentElement.scrollHeight;
}, 50);

And if you are in browser's javascript console, it might be useful to be able to stop the scrolling, so add:

var stopScroll = function() { clearInterval(scrollInterval); };

And then use stopScroll();.

If you need to scroll to particular element, use:

var element = document.querySelector(".element-selector");
element.scrollIntoView();

Or universal script for autoscrolling to specific element (or stop page scrolling interval):

var notChangedStepsCount = 0;
var scrollInterval = setInterval(function() {
    var element = document.querySelector(".element-selector");
    if (element) { 
        // element found
        clearInterval(scrollInterval);
        element.scrollIntoView();
    } else if((document.documentElement.scrollTop + window.innerHeight) != document.documentElement.scrollHeight) { 
        // no element -> scrolling
        notChangedStepsCount = 0;
        document.documentElement.scrollTop = document.documentElement.scrollHeight;
    } else if (notChangedStepsCount > 20) { 
        // no more space to scroll
        clearInterval(scrollInterval);
    } else {
        // waiting for possible extension (autoload) of the page
        notChangedStepsCount++;
    }
}, 50);

You may try Gentle Anchors a nice javascript plugin.

Example:

function SomeFunction() {
  // your code
  // Pass an id attribute to scroll to. The # is required
  Gentle_Anchors.Setup('#destination');
  // maybe some more code
}

Compatibility Tested on:

  • Mac Firefox, Safari, Opera
  • Windows Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer 5.55+
  • Linux untested but should be fine with Firefox at least

one liner to smooth scroll to the bottom

window.scrollTo({ left: 0, top: document.body.scrollHeight, behavior: "smooth" });

To scroll up simply set top to 0


Here's my solution:

 //**** scroll to bottom if at bottom

 function scrollbottom() {
    if (typeof(scr1)!='undefined') clearTimeout(scr1)   
    var scrollTop = (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) || document.body.scrollTop;
    var scrollHeight = (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollHeight) || document.body.scrollHeight;
    if((scrollTop + window.innerHeight) >= scrollHeight-50) window.scrollTo(0,scrollHeight+50)
    scr1=setTimeout(function(){scrollbottom()},200) 
 }
 scr1=setTimeout(function(){scrollbottom()},200)

Late to the party, but here's some simple javascript-only code to scroll any element to the bottom:

function scrollToBottom(e) {
  e.scrollTop = e.scrollHeight - e.getBoundingClientRect().height;
}

You can attach any id to reference attribute href of link element:

<a href="#myLink" id="myLink">
    Click me
</a>

In the example above when user clicks Click me at the bottom of page, navigation navigates to Click me itself.


For Scroll down in Selenium use below code:

Till the bottom drop down, scroll till the height of the page. Use the below javascript code that would work fine in both, JavaScript and React.

JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor) driver; // (driver is your browser webdriver object) 
jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0,document.body.scrollHeight || document.documentElement.scrollHeight)", "");

So many answers trying to calculate the height of the document. But it wasn't calculating correctly for me. However, both of these worked:

jquery

    $('html,body').animate({scrollTop: 9999});

or just js

    window.scrollTo(0,9999);

A very simple way

Call this function whenever you want to scroll down.

function scrollDown() {
 document.getElementById('scroll').scrollTop =  document.getElementById('scroll').scrollHeight
}
ul{
 height: 100px;
 width: 200px;
 overflow-y: scroll;
 border: 1px solid #000;
}
<ul id='scroll'>
<li>Top Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Something Here</li>
<li>Bottom Here</li>
<li style="color: red">Bottom Here</li>
</ul>

<br />

<button onclick='scrollDown()'>Scroll Down</button>


getDocHeight: function() {
  var D = document;
  return Math.max(
    D.body.scrollHeight,
    D.documentElement.scrollHeight,
    D.body.offsetHeight,
    D.documentElement.offsetHeight,
    D.body.clientHeight,
    D.documentElement.clientHeight
  );
}

document.body.scrollTop = document.documentElement.scrollTop = this.getDocHeight();

This will guaranteed scroll to the bottom

Head Codes

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.8.1.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
function scrollToBottom() {
  $('#html, body').scrollTop($('#html, body')[0].scrollHeight);
}
</script>

Body code

<a href="javascript:void(0);" onmouseover="scrollToBottom();" title="Scroll to Bottom">&#9660; Bottom &#9660;</a>

A picture is worth a thousand words:

The key is:

document.documentElement.scrollTo({
  left: 0,
  top: document.documentElement.scrollHeight - document.documentElement.clientHeight,
  behavior: 'smooth'
});

It is using document.documentElement, which is the <html> element. It is just like using window, but it is just my personal preference to do it this way, because if it is not the whole page but a container, it works just like this except you'd change document.body and document.documentElement to document.querySelector("#container-id").

Example:

let cLines = 0;

let timerID = setInterval(function() {
  let elSomeContent = document.createElement("div");

  if (++cLines > 33) {
    clearInterval(timerID);
    elSomeContent.innerText = "That's all folks!";
  } else {
    elSomeContent.innerText = new Date().toLocaleDateString("en", {
      dateStyle: "long",
      timeStyle: "medium"
    });
  }
  document.body.appendChild(elSomeContent);

  document.documentElement.scrollTo({
    left: 0,
    top: document.documentElement.scrollHeight - document.documentElement.clientHeight,
    behavior: 'smooth'
  });

}, 1000);
body {
  font: 27px Arial, sans-serif;
  background: #ffc;
  color: #333;
}

You can compare the difference if there is no scrollTo():

let cLines = 0;

let timerID = setInterval(function() {
  let elSomeContent = document.createElement("div");

  if (++cLines > 33) {
    clearInterval(timerID);
    elSomeContent.innerText = "That's all folks!";
  } else {
    elSomeContent.innerText = new Date().toLocaleDateString("en", {
      dateStyle: "long",
      timeStyle: "medium"
    });
  }
  document.body.appendChild(elSomeContent);

}, 1000);
body {
  font: 27px Arial, sans-serif;
  background: #ffc;
  color: #333;
}


window.scrollTo(0,1e10);

always works.

1e10 is a big number. so its always the end of the page.


If any one searching for Angular

you just need to scroll down add this to your div

 #scrollMe [scrollTop]="scrollMe.scrollHeight"

   <div class="my-list" #scrollMe [scrollTop]="scrollMe.scrollHeight">
   </div>

I have an Angular app with dynamic content and I tried several of the above answers with not much success. I adapted @Konard's answer and got it working in plain JS for my scenario:

HTML

<div id="app">
    <button onClick="scrollToBottom()">Scroll to Bottom</button>
    <div class="row">
        <div class="col-md-4">
            <br>
            <h4>Details for Customer 1</h4>
            <hr>
            <!-- sequence Id -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="ID">
            </div>
            <!-- name -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Name">
            </div>
            <!-- description -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <textarea type="text" style="min-height: 100px" placeholder="Description" ></textarea>
            </div>
            <!-- address -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Address">
            </div>
            <!-- postcode -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Postcode">
            </div>
            <!-- Image -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <img style="width: 100%; height: 300px;">
                <div class="custom-file mt-3">
                    <label class="custom-file-label">{{'Choose file...'}}</label>
                </div>
            </div>
            <!-- Delete button -->
            <div class="form-group">
                <hr>
                <div class="row">
                    <div class="col">
                        <button class="btn btn-success btn-block" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom" title="Click to save">Save</button>
                        <button class="btn btn-success btn-block" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom" title="Click to update">Update</button>
                    </div>
                    <div class="col">
                        <button class="btn btn-danger btn-block" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom" title="Click to remove">Remove</button>
                    </div>
                </div>
                <hr>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

CSS

body {
    background: #20262E;
    padding: 20px;
    font-family: Helvetica;
}

#app {
    background: #fff;
    border-radius: 4px;
    padding: 20px;
    transition: all 0.2s;
}

JS

function scrollToBottom() {
    scrollInterval;
    stopScroll;

    var scrollInterval = setInterval(function () {
        document.documentElement.scrollTop = document.documentElement.scrollHeight;
    }, 50);

    var stopScroll = setInterval(function () {
        clearInterval(scrollInterval);
    }, 100);
}

Tested on the latest Chrome, FF, Edge, and stock Android browser. Here's a fiddle:

https://jsfiddle.net/cbruen1/18cta9gd/16/