10 Best Custom Scroll Bar Plugins In jQuery And Vanilla JS (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

These 10 Best Custom Scroll Bar plugins enable you to beautify and enhance the native & ugly browser scrollbars.

Some of these plugins also supports scrollable container and horizontal scrollbars. I hope you like it.

YOU MIGHT NOT NEED JavaScript! You can also apply your own CSS styles to the native browser scrollbars the ::-webkit-scrollbar CSS pseudo-element.

/* width */
::-webkit-scrollbar {
    width: 10px;
}

/* button */
::-webkit-scrollbar-button {
    background: #222;
}

/* Handle */
::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb {
    background: #333;
}

/* Handle on hover */
::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb:hover {
    background: #666;
}

/* Track */
::-webkit-scrollbar-track {
    background: #000;
}

/* The track NOT covered by the handle.
::-webkit-scrollbar-track-piece {
    background: #000;
}

/* Corner */
::-webkit-scrollbar-corner {
    background: #999;
}

/* Resizer */
::-webkit-resizer {
    background: #111;
}

Originally Published Dec 22 2017, updated Jan 18 2022

Table of contents:

jQuery Custom Scrollbar Plugins:

jQuery Custom Scrollbar Plugin - malihu

malihu is a jQuery plugin that allows you to beautify your content scrollbar with CSS and jQuery UI.

jQuery Custom Scrollbar Plugin - malihu

[Demo] [Download]


Highly Customizable Custom Overlay Scrollbar Plugin With jQuery

The jQuery OverlayScrollbars plugin provides a simple way to create customizable, themeable overlay scrollbars on any scrollable element while preserving the native scroll functionality.

Highly Customizable Custom Overlay Scrollbar Plugin With jQuery

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Custom Scrollbar - scrollbox

A lightweight jQuery plugin that applies a custom Scrollbar to your content, which triggers events when reached the defined point.

jQuery Plugin For Custom Scrollbar - scrollbox

[Demo] [Download]


Mobile-friendly Custom Scrollbar Plugin With jQuery - NiceScroll

An easy yet robust jQuery plugin that allows to append pretty nice, touch-enabled and highly customizable scrollbar to any scrollable area such as browser window, DIV container, iframe, textarea and much more.

Mobile-friendly Custom Scrollbar Plugin With jQuery - NiceScroll

[Demo] [Download]


Create Scrollable Container With Custom Scrollbar - scrollPanel

A jQuery plugin (~2kb minified) that transforms a DIV container into a scrollable panel where you can customize the scrollbar using your own CSS rules.

Create Scrollable Container With Custom Scrollbar - scrollPanel

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla Custom Scrollbar Libraries:

Tiny JavaScript Plugin For Beautifying Scrollbar - perfect-scrollbar

A lightweight jQuery JavaScript plugin that allows you to beautify the default scroll bars without changing or adding any style on original elements.

Tiny JavaScript Plugin For Beautifying Scrollbar - perfect-scrollbar

[Demo] [Download]


smooth-scrollbar

smooth-scrollbar is a JavaScript library used to create a customizable, performant scrollbar with smooth scrolling effects for scrollable content.

smooth-scrollbar

Demo Download


SimpleBar

SimpleBar is a simple, standalone JavaScript library that appends a custom scrollbar to any scrollable container which has overflowing content. Works with CSS overflow: auto property and keeps the native scroll behavior.

Performant Custom Scrollbar JavaScript Library SimpleBar

Demo Download


slim-scroll

Slim-scroll is a Pure JavaScript plugin to replace the native browser scrollbar with one that can be easily customized via CSS.

Minimal Custom Scrollbar In Vanilla JavaScript fakescroll

Demo Download


OverlayScrollbars

OverlayScrollbars is a JavaScript library used to create elegant, customizable and themeable scrollbars on any scrollable elements.

Elegant Themeable Custom Scrollbar OverlayScrollbars

Demo Download


Conclusion:

Seeking more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Custom Scroll Bars on the web & mobile? See jQuery Scroll Bar and JavaScript Scrollbar sections for more details.

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