# What should be done with the left/ right edges of the content on overflow with JavaScript?

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If the content overflows, the workaround with overflowX property to solve the left/ right edge issues and set a scroll. Adding a scroll allows visitors to easily read the entire content.

## Example

You can try to run the following code to learn what is to be done with the left/ right edges of the content on overflow with JavaScript −

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<style>
#box {
width: 350px;
height: 150px;
background-color: orange;
border: 3px solid red;
white-space: nowrap;
margin-left: 20px;
}
</style>
<body>
<p>Click to use overflow property and set scroll.</p>
<button type="button" onclick="display()">Set Scroll</button>
<div id="box">
<p>This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div.</p>
<p>This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div.</p>
<p>This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div.</p>
<p>This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div.</p>
<p>This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div.</p>
<p>This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div. This is a div.</p>
</div>
<br>
<br>
<script>
function display() {
document.getElementById("box").style.overflowX = "scroll";
}
</script>
</body>
</html>
Published on 27-Feb-2018 19:01:14