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 apoclypse on Thu 10th Dec 2009 22:23 UTC in reply to "XFCE"
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I'm using Xubuntu. SO how does XFCE stack up to Thom's complaints?

Reset to initial value if outside "hotspot": Nope! You can drag the knob from anywhere on the screen and it behaves as it should. ;)

Grouped scroll buttons: Nope. They're on either end of the scroll bar. ;)

Go to where you click in the scroll bar. Nope. It does the same as EVERY OS IN EXISTENCE - it scrolls up/down one set amount. Personally, I feel Thom is wrong on this point. Scrolling to where you click is a crazy idea. How good are you at estimating where to click? What if you click too far? Several times because you suck at guesstimating where to click? The only valid response to clicking in the scroll bar is to scroll that direction a set amount.

Not true. OSX for example does scroll to where you clicked, has no hotspot and has grouped scroll buttons. Ofcourse, Thom rather complain that use something from Apple.

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