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Remove/fix automatic horizontal scrollbar on tables

Hi, I have a problem with most of the tables in the new centred page layout. Anytime the page is viewed on any resolution lower than 1920x1080 resolution some tables suddenly have a horizontal scrollbar, even when the table is not wide enough that it should need it. Is there any way to disable the scrollbar or fix this issue?

Thanks in advance. 

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This bug is so damn annoying.
As soon as you add a table to a page that already had tables. They all get unncessary ugly scrollbars when published. (Not shown during editing).
Please fix this. 


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Diego Atlassian Team Nov 27, 2019

Hello there, @rasmus.brattstrom !

As I understand, your table is displayed with scrollbars even when you do not need them. Having incoherent behavior or visual can be frustrating.

I tried to replicate this in a 1280x720 screen but the behavior you described, is not present. Here is what I see:



Would it be possible for you to send us some screenshots of what you actually see when tables are viewed? Just be sure to not disclose any kind of sensitive information within those screenshots. Community is an open space and anyone can see what is posted here!

Also, could you describe how was the process of creating the page and tables that show the problem? This can help us to try and replicate the issue locally.

Looking forward to your reply, Rasmus.

Hi, I'm having the same problem. When I publish the page, horizontal scroll bars appear on all tables, but while editing I dont see them:

Edit view.jpgpublished view.jpg

Any ideas on how can I solve this issue?

Like Robert Gates likes this

I just want to add that if the side bar is collapsed the horizontal scroll bars disappear.

Hi, I have the same problem:

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Same problem here.
I have a page with three tables, with two columns each. In viewing mode two of the tables show horizontal scrollbars, but in edit mode the columns are all sized the same on each table. Only the text length varies in each.

Hi Diego, Apologies for the late reply, I've attached some screenshots showing the issue. It seems it's a problem with tables placed in columns, The scrollbar is only shown on lower resolutions. On my 1920x1080 screen there's no issue, regardless if I have the side menu shown or not, but on smaller resolutions, it seems that the tables have the horizontal scroll bar any time the sidebar is on as well, even if there's still plenty of space on the sides and no need for the column to be resized. Same happens if I unmaximize the browser window to a smaller size on the 1920x1080 screen. There's no zoom applied in either chrome or via windows. 


Thanks for looking into this.

Same issue for me. If I edit the page on larger screen and save it, then on smaller screens the scrollbar is always present.  This happens for normal tables and also for tables inside the properties macro. It is really frustrating as page is full of scrollbars. I'm using the new editor and 2 column layout.

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I'm having exactly the same problem in Confluence Cloud.
This looks like another dead end feed with no answer. There are many of these asking the same question.

Like Liz D likes this

Exact same issue here. Very frustrating. @Diego did you ever follow up with the original asker on this?

Here I am ... facing the same issue. I keep getting horizontal scroll bar even though the table only has 1 or 2 columns.

Same here, horizontal scrollbar in a two columns layout for most tables (sometimes I can remove them by changing the table width, but it works just sometimes).

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I have the same problem. Do you know already how to fix it?


Thank you.

No one knows how to fix it.. Atlassian apparently does not notice or does not care that this issue exists. It's been a problem for over a year (at least), and it has actually gotten much worse recently. 

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Have the same issue - it's ugly AF.

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jonlar I'm New Here May 05, 2021

You can manually adjust the size of the columns in edit mode to fix this.

Yes, let me just go over thousands of pages and edit them manually for a bug that caused this automatically. Only to have it reappear randomly just a bit later.

jonlar I'm New Here May 05, 2021

I've only seen this once, and it was an edit by another person, so I have no idea what he did to make it happen.

Just posting a quick fix that worked for me for anyone else to use, or not.

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