Scroll to bottom of Div on page load (jQuery)

I have a div on my page:

<div id='div1' style='overflow:scroll;overflow-x:hidden;max-height:200px;'></div>

How can I make the div scroll to the bottom of the div?? Not the page, just the DIV.


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Method 1

The other solutions here don’t actually work for divs with lots of content — it “maxes out” scrolling down to the height of the div (instead of the height of the content of the div). So they’ll work, unless you have more than double the div’s height in content inside of it.

Here is the correct version:


or jQuery 1.6+ version:

var d = $('#div1');

Or animated:

$("#div1").animate({ scrollTop: $('#div1').prop("scrollHeight")}, 1000);

Method 2

All the answers that I can see here, including the currently “accepted” one, is actually wrong in that they set:

scrollTop = scrollHeight

Whereas the correct approach is to set:

scrollTop = scrollHeight - clientHeight

In other words:

$('#div1').scrollTop($('#div1')[0].scrollHeight - $('#div1')[0].clientHeight);

Or animated:

  scrollTop: $('#div1')[0].scrollHeight - $('#div1')[0].clientHeight
}, 1000);

Method 3

UPDATE : see Mike Todd’s solution for a complete answer.

$("#div1").animate({ scrollTop: $('#div1').height()}, 1000);

if you want it to be animated (over 1000 milliseconds).


if you want it instantaneous.

Method 4

$(window).load(function() {
  $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: $(document).height() }, 1000);

This grabs the height of the page and scrolls it down once the window has loaded. Change the 1000 to whatever you need to do it faster/slower once the page is ready.

Method 5

None of these worked for me, I have a message system inside a web app that’s similar to Facebook messenger and wanted the messages to appear at the bottom of a div.

This worked a treat, basic Javascript.

window.onload=function () {
     var objDiv = document.getElementById("MyDivElement");
     objDiv.scrollTop = objDiv.scrollHeight;

Method 6

try this:

$('#div1').scrollTop( $('#div1').height() )

Method 7

The following will work. Please note [0] and scrollHeight

$("#myDiv").animate({ scrollTop: $("#myDiv")[0].scrollHeight }, 1000);

Method 8

Scroll window to the bottom of target div.

function scrollToBottom(id){
  div_height = $("#"+id).height();
  div_offset = $("#"+id).offset().top;
  window_height = $(window).height();
    scrollTop: div_offset-window_height+div_height


Method 9

for animate in jquery (version > 2.0)

var d = $('#div1');
d.animate({ scrollTop: d.prop('scrollHeight') }, 1000);

Method 10

I’m working in a legacy codebase trying to migrate to Vue.

In my specific situation (scrollable div wrapped in a bootstrap modal), a v-if showed new content, which I wanted the page to scroll down to. In order to get this behaviour to work, I had to wait for vue to finish re-rendering, and then use jQuery to scroll to the bottom of the modal.


this.$nextTick(function() {
    $('#thing')[0].scrollTop = $('#thing')[0].scrollHeight;

Method 11

You can use below code to scroll to bottom of div on page load.


Method 12

You can check scrollHeight and clientHeight with scrollTop to scroll to bottom of div like code below.

$('#div').scroll(function (event) {
  if ((parseInt($('#div')[0].scrollHeight) - parseInt(this.clientHeight)) == parseInt($('#div').scrollTop())) 
    console.log("this is scroll bottom of div");

Method 13

$(document).ready(function() {
    let width = $(window).width();
    let element = $("#YourId");
    let positionFromTop = element.offset().top + element.prop("scrollHeight");
    $("html, body").animate({
        scrollTop: Math.abs($(window).height() - positionFromTop)
    }, 500);

Method 14

When page is load then scroll is max value .

This is message box when user send message then always show latest chat in down so that scroll value is always is maxium.


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