The Scroll element in the page is actually a div with scroll bound to it. Here is the HTML snippet.

<div class="slimScrollBar" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0%  rgb(137, 137, 137); width: 12px; position: absolute; border-radius: 0px; z-index: 99; right: 1px; top: -13px; opacity: 0.6; height: 224.835px; display: block;"/> 

I have tried with the following code, but it didn't work out

WebElement scrollArea = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("div.slimScrollBar"));
JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor) driver; 
js.executeScript("arguments[0].scrollTop = arguments[1];",scrollArea, 250); 

Help is appreciated!


4 Answers 4


For Scroll down:

WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;
jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0,250)", "");

or, you can do as follows:

jse.executeScript("scroll(0, 250);");

For Scroll up:

jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0,-250)", "");


jse.executeScript("scroll(0, -250);");
  • How would you scroll to the exact position of the webelement Apr 28, 2020 at 13:11

You could try this.

WebElement e=driver.findElement(By.xpath("enter xpath which element is in end of the div"));

Coordinates cor=((Locatable)e).getCoordinates();


  • 1
    Could you give a bit more background to your answer. Why is this solution useful in this situation? What are the pros/cons of this approach? The more detailed context you can give the more the answer will help others.
    – ECiurleo
    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:09
  • ??? what's this now? Mar 9, 2016 at 13:07
  • This worked for me. I searched a lot but just this one works. I want to say you are beautiful and amazing. :)
    – Evan Hu
    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:13

Some HTML page have internal (custom) scroll bar. We have to handle with little bit different way.

Javascript is not working here.

Solution :

WebElement scrollArea = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("div.slimScrollBar"));

Create method scroll_Page as given below.

Call this method as scroll_Page(scrollArea ,100);

Where scrollArea is your dragged(scroll) element and 100 is scroll points.

public static boolean scroll_Page(WebElement webelement, int scrollPoints)
        Actions dragger = new Actions(driver);
        // drag downwards
        int numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarDown = 10;
        for (int i = 10; i < scrollPoints; i = i + numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarDown)
            dragger.moveToElement(webelement).clickAndHold().moveByOffset(0, numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarDown).release(webelement).build().perform();
        return true;
    catch (Exception e)
        return false;

In Python:

driver.execute_script('document.getElementById("viewport").scrollTop += 100')

In Java:

driver.executeScript('document.getElementById("viewport").scrollTop += 100'); 
  • Or simply driver.execute_script('window.scrollBy(X, Y)')
    – Mr.Coffee
    Jul 20, 2020 at 10:48
  • Yes, this works fine until you try to scroll in a certain item that has its own scroll bar. Jul 21, 2020 at 14:12

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