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  • Last Updated : 14 Nov, 2022
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A scrollable page can be scrolled to the top using 2 approaches: 

Method 1: Using window.scrollTo()

The scrollTo() method of the window Interface can be used to scroll to a specified location on the page. It accepts 2 parameters the x and y coordinate of the page to scroll to. Passing both the parameters as 0 will scroll the page to the topmost and leftmost point. 

Syntax:

window.scrollTo(x-coordinate, y-coordinate)

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Scroll to the top of the
        page using JavaScript/jQuery?
    </title>
    <style>
        .scroll {
            height: 1000px;
            background-color: lightgreen;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
    <b>Scroll to the top of the page
        using JavaScript/jQuery?</b>
  
    <p>Click on the button below to
        scroll to the top of the page.</p>
  
    <p class="scroll">GeeksforGeeks is a
        computer science portal. This is a
        large scrollable area.</p>
  
    <button onclick="scrollToTop()">
        Click to scroll to top
    </button>
    <script>
        function scrollToTop() {
            window.scrollTo(0, 0);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>


Output:

 

Method 2: Using scrollTop() in jQuery:

In jQuery, the scrollTo() method is used to set or return the vertical scrollbar position for a selected element. This behavior can be used to scroll to the top of the page by applying this method on the window property. Setting the position parameter to 0 scrolls the page to the top. 

Syntax:

$(window).scrollTop(position);

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Scroll to the top of the
        page using JavaScript/jQuery?
    </title>
    <style>
        .scroll {
            height: 1000px;
            background-color: lightgreen;
        }
    </style>
  
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
    <b>
        Scroll to the top of the page
        using JavaScript/jQuery?
    </b>
    <p>
        Click on the button below to
        scroll to the top of the page.
    </p>
    <p class="scroll">
        GeeksforGeeks is a computer
        science portal.
        This is a large scrollable area.
    </p>
    <button onclick="scrollToTop()">
        Click to scroll to top
    </button>
    </script>
    <script>
        function scrollToTop() {
            $(window).scrollTop(0);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>


Output:

 

JavaScript is best known for web page development but it is also used in a variety of non-browser environments. You can learn JavaScript from the ground up by following this JavaScript Tutorial and JavaScript Examples.

jQuery is an open-source JavaScript library that simplifies the interactions between an HTML/CSS document, It is widely famous for it’s philosophy of “Write less, do more”. You can learn jQuery from the ground up by following this jQuery Tutorial and jQuery Examples.


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