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[2]: Comment by Darak
by big_gie on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darak"
big_gie
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2006-01-04

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).

I always questioned myself as why the default behaviour was a single "page up/down" instead of the "jump here" I think would be more intuitive. I guess I'm not alone anymore! ;)

On another note, why don't you have your window maximized (at least vertically)? You probably wouldn't have the problem of the top/bottom buffers to small if the window was maximized. Was it only to show the behaviour?
I've never understood why people don't use 100% of their screen estate... you paid for that big screen, use it! Or even worse, on smaller screen (eg. netbook) the space is rare so I want my windows to be not only maximized, but fullscreen. But then even on my 22 inches monitor, everything's maximized, even fullscreen'ed.
This is the reason I don't feel at home on Mac: You loose so much screen estate...

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