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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I agree... this sucks.
by mrAmiga500 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:37 UTC
mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

I've been complaining about this from the first time I ever used Windows. (wow, that's 15 years of non-stop complaining...)

I wonder why more people haven't complained about this stupid scrolling "jump off point" problem (that's what I call it). It serves absolutely no purpose. If you still have the mouse button down, obviously you still want to be scrolling! You shouldn't have to constantly check to see if you've got the arrow close to the scrollbar. The Amiga does the right thing and doesn't care where the hell the pointer is. If you've got the mouse button down, you're still scrolling.

Unfortunately, the Firefox port for BeOS has that same stupid "jump off point" behaviour. Why, why, WHY???

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RE: I agree... this sucks.
by AaronD on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:14 in reply to "I agree... this sucks."
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2009-08-19

That and applications that use the older Windows libraries that do not have proportional scrollbars give me The Rage.

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