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CSS background-origin Property

The background-origin property sets the background positioning area, i.e., the origin position of an image specified using the background-image property.

CSS Demo: background-origin

background-origin: border-box;
background-origin: padding-box;
background-origin: content-box;
This is the content of the element.

Note: The background-origin is ignored when background-attachment is fixed.

Technical Details

Default value padding-box
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.backgroundOrigin = "content-box"


CSS Syntax:

background-origin: padding-box|border-box|content-box|initial|inherit;

Examples

The following example shows how to use background-origin property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the background-origin property:

Property
background-origin 4 4 10.5 3 9

Property Values

The following table describes the values of background-origin property:

Value Description
border-box The background is positioned relative to the border box
padding-box The background is positioned relative to the padding box (This is default)
content-box The background is positioned relative to the content box
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Background tutorial

CSS background property

CSS background-position property

CSS background-repeat property