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: RISC OS scrolling behaviour
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 11th Dec 2009 21:57 UTC in reply to "RISC OS scrolling behaviour"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Click the RISC OS scroll blob and the mouse pointer becomes stuck to it, only able to move up and down, and not able to leave the scroll blob area. There's no problem of overshooting the end of the scrollbar because the mouse pointer stops when it hits it.


That sounds neat. IIRC, scrolling in OpenLook worked in roughly the same way - except that the up & down arrows were attached to the top and bottom of the scroll blob (respectively).

http://xwinman.org/screenshots/olwm.gif

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