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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RE: Comment by Darak
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Darak"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

I'm not going to argue this one, as it was clearly tongue-in-cheek and I know I'm pretty much alone on it anyway - but the problem I have with the scroll-one-page solution is that you end up with a proportional UI element (the blob) inside a non-proportional element (the bar). With jump-to-here, both are proportional, which makes more sense to me (and only me, probably).

By extension, you could also make the blob non-proportional, and have it have a fixed size, but this takes valuable information away.

Edited 2009-12-10 20:24 UTC

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