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How to set the legend scrollable to avoid overlapping the plot

It would be nice to set the legend scrollable, if there is not enough place to show all legend items.

Here is a jsFiddle-Example for that:
If I have 28 lines, all looks fine. But If I have 29 lines, the legend will overlaps the plot fully.

It would be nice to tell the legend only show e.g. 4 lines of legend-entries (this are 4x4=16 lines in that example) and if there comes one more line the legend should be scrollable. So the last line will not be shown (and the legend will not overlapping the plot).

Is that possible?

Not at the moment.

We chose to not allow scrolling for horizontal legends.

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Hi @etienne,

Any update on this? scrolling horizontal legend?