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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Why use the vertical scrollbar?
by Anon9 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 23:57 UTC
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I don't tend to use the scrollbar. I typically either scroll with the mouse wheel, use the up/down arrow keys, or middle click on the window to get the dot with the four arrows and move the mouse in the direction I want to scroll. The last scenario isn't supported by all applications, but it works in my web browser (Opera) and Microsoft Word.

Edit: Right after I posted this, I noticed that I used the vertical scrollbar to quickly take me to the top of the page. I guess I probably use it more than I realize. It just must be so automatic that I don't realize I do it.

Edited 2009-12-11 00:00 UTC

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