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 lemur2 on Fri 11th Dec 2009 11:48 UTC
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The solution to this bug is drop-dead obvious: ditch the hotspot. It serves no purpose, other than to annoy and aggravate people. I should be able to move my pointer to hell and back while dragging the blob without it resetting the scrolling position.

Can anyone tell me if other systems have been affected by this bug as well? Does KDE still have it? GNOME? Mac OS X?

Did KDE ever have it?

KDE 4.3:

- No hot spot area behaviour at all.
- Click on "scroll blob" lets you drag it. It stops "dragging" and stays at the final position when you release the mouse, no matter where your release it.
- Left click in the scroll margin below the scroll blob = page down, above the scroll blob = page up.
- Middle click or shift-left-click or ctrl-left-click anywhere in the scroll margin (even on the scroll blob itself) = jump to that place (proportionally) in the document.
- Right click anywhere in the scroll margin = nothing happens.
- No one-pixel borders

Edited 2009-12-11 11:50 UTC

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