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: Windows and scrolling.
by KrimZon on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:43 UTC in reply to "Windows and scrolling."
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1. Whatever I have my mouse hovered over I should be able to scroll with mouse wheel.

I wasn't conscious of this in Windows until I started using Gnome a lot, and came to find the ability to scroll background windows pretty useful.

Windows has one nice feature though, which is the ability to drag from a background window without focusing it, meaning I can drag from a maximized background window into a smaller foreground window which would otherwise be obscured.

In Gnome I can set the smaller window to always be on top, but I personally find it a tad easier just to be able to drag at random.

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