Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 19:52 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces For as long as I can remember, I've been having issues with scrolling in Windows and its applications. When scrolling via dragging the scroll blob, it seemed as if Windows had the annoying habit of randomly resetting your scroll blob to its starting position, which irritated me to no end. It took me a while to figure out, but I finally know when this behaviour occurs - now I just need to know: why?!
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by malxau on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:06 UTC
malxau
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Thom, this article raises one valid and well defended point, that yanking a scroll "blob" up or down and moving the mouse beyond the length of the scrollbar should not reset position.

Before getting there, it throws in a couple of unsubstantiated opinions defended not by logic but rhetoric (location of up/down boxes, behavior when clicking in scrollbar) that don't add to your argument. Probably you're losing readers before they get to the end. This is not good journalism.

(Written from OSX with up/down arrows configured to be at opposite ends of the scrollbar.)

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