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Martin Himmel
Martin Himmel

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Quick Tip to Stop Flexbox from Overflowing

I ran into an issue (yet again 😅) where my flex items weren't shrinking below a certain point in one browser but not another (e.g. it worked in Chrome but not Firefox). Turns out, it's a one-line fix: add min-width: 0; to the item.

.flex-container {
    display: flex;

.flex-item {
    flex: 1 1 0;
    min-width: 0;
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Discussion (8)

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Lol, I didn't even think this would work but it did
Thanks 🙌🏾

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J. Djimitry Rivière • Edited on

I always forget about that min-width:0 trick. Thank you for reminding me. :smile:

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Martin Himmel Author

Haha, that's exactly why I wrote it down. I don't know how many times I've forgotten about it and had to find it again. 😅

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Sascha Picard

saved my day :)

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Esteban Rocha

Nice fix man! thanks!

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Massimo Artizzu

The sad part is that it's so counterintuitive that it's bound to be forgotten again by everyone's memory.

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Nikos Kanakis • Edited on

Try this :P

* { box-sizing: border-box; }