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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Windows and scrolling.
by Blind on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:15 UTC
Blind
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2009-09-24

There are 2 really big annoyances I have with Windows in terms of using it.

1. Whatever I have my mouse hovered over I should be able to scroll with mouse wheel.

TRYME: In Windows explorer highlight something in the right pane, then in the left pane where there are more directories and files in the window than one can see, try, without clicking, to scroll and see what cannot be seen. This affects all applications which use panes.

TRYMEAGAIN: Open two programs, one must have scrolling capabilities. Hover over the unfocused scrollable window and scroll mouse wheel.

No dice? Unless they fixed this in windows 7 it is the most retarded *cough* mentally challenged behavior in Windows. Being a 10year Linux user I may be biased.

2.The address bar click behavior.

TRYME: Single click the address bar in FF or IE in Windows.

What happened? Yes that is right THE WHOLE F*IN THING SELECTED!!! Strange because the behavior in every other piece of software on windows single click places the cursor. So if I typed psnews.com and realized I made a mistake and single click between the P and the S to remove the P and then pressed backspace, the whole thing disappears. Every instance of text entry usually uses single click as cursor placement, double click to highlight one word, triple click to highlight the line/all. As for a web browsers address bar double click should highlight all, single click place cursor, end of story.

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