[BUG] The Facebook Like Button Scrollbar Issue

You may have noticed your Facebook Like buttons have a little something extra today: A scroll bar.

Facebook Like Button with Scroll Bar

Turns out Facebook changed the way they’re displaying the Like button and since we just pass it along – with a little special sauce to capture them for our analytics – it’s causing a problem for our users.

Luckily, we’ve got a couple solutions for this until we can put out an official fix, which should be soon.

First, you can make sure you have Facebooks FBML namespace in your <html> tag. For example:

<html xmlns:fb="">

You might have other namespaces in the HTML tag. Just make sure everything it includes xmlns:fb=”” before the greater-than sign.

Second, you can alter the code for the AddThis Facebook like button to specify the appropriate height by adding an fb:like:height attribute, like this:

<a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:height="25">

If you have any questions regarding this issue please post them in the forum topic or feel free to email us at

Thanks in advance for your patience, and thanks for using AddThis!