background-attachment property CSS Reference

Definition and Usage

If a background-image is specified, the background-attachment CSS property determines whether that image's position is fixed within the viewport, or scrolls along with its containing block.

  • Initial scroll
  • Applies to all elements
  • Inherited no
  • Media visual
  • Computed Value as specified
  • Animatable no
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


Formal syntax:   <attachment>#
background-attachment: scroll
background-attachment: fixed
background-attachment: local
background-attachment: inherit


This keyword means that the background image will scroll within the viewport along with the block the image is contained within.
This keyword means that the background image will not scroll with its containing element, instead remaining stationary within the viewport.
This keyword means that the background image will not scroll with its containing element, but will scroll when the element's content scrolls: it is fixed regarding the element's content.


body {
  background-image: url("images/cartooncat.png");
  background-attachment: fixed;

Multiple background image support

This property supports multiple background images. You can specify a different <attachment> for each background, separated by commas:
body {
  background-image: url("img1.png"), url("img2.png");
  background-attachment: scroll, fixed;
Each image is matched with the corresponding attachment type, from first specified to last.


Desktop browsers

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 4.0 3.5 1.0
Multiple backgrounds 1.0 3.6 (1.9.2) 9.0 10.5 1.3
local 4.0 25.0 (25) 9.0 10.5 5.0

Mobile browsers

Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 1.0 (1.9.2) NA 10.0 3.2
Multiple backgrounds 2.1 1.0 (1.9.2) NA 10.0 3.2
local NA 25.0 (25) NA NA NA

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