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 rycamor on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:29 UTC in reply to "XFCE"
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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.

In Windows all you have to do is SHIFT-Click to go to where you click in the scrollbar.

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by Jimbo on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:53 in reply to "RE: XFCE"
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In Windows all you have to do is SHIFT-Click to go to where you click in the scrollbar.

Interesting. Apparently KDE 4.3 behaves the same way.

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by AaronD on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:10 in reply to "RE[2]: XFCE"
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Why shift-click when you could use the MMB? ;)

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by Anonymous Coward on Fri 11th Dec 2009 11:49 in reply to "RE[2]: XFCE"
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Is there a setting for this? It doesn't for me.... It does in Firefox, but not Konqueror, Dolphin, Kword or Arora... not Shif + Click, Nor CTRL or ALT + Click... I haven't tried anything else, and it's time for work.

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by TasnuArakun on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:44 in reply to "RE: XFCE"
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In Mac OS X it's option-click.

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