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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Scroll hot Spot is the way to go
by Drumhellar on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:26 UTC
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I've gotten used to it, and tend to miss it when using an OS that it isn't present on. I do all my easy, slow scrolling via mouse wheel, and use the scroll bar when I want to move quickly. Usually, when I want to move quickly, I want to move quickly back to where I was initially, so that hot spot is a great help.

I agree with the other posters about clicking in the bar should move a page instead of to that point. It's not at all easy to know where the content you want is located on the scroll bar. Also, the current behavior pre-dates proportional scroll bars. Using the jump-to behavior instead of page-scroll behavior is even more difficult when the indicators were little boxes.

BeOS did get the location of scroll-bar arrows correct, though.

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