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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Gtk/gnome
by Ikshaar on Thu 10th Dec 2009 22:07 UTC
Ikshaar
Member since:
2005-07-14

GTK/Gnome does not have a hotspot zone. As long as you stay clicked, you can go anywhere with your mouse.

Arrows have same pb as Windows (one at top, one at bottom). And the click in the scroll bar is set at standard jump instead of proportional.

However, one thing, I want to insist is that blob size proportional to document size is a terrible idea. On large document, you can end up with extremely small blob, hard to click on. I am glad Gnome does not have it.

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RE: Gtk/gnome
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 10th Dec 2009 23:04 in reply to "Gtk/gnome"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

However, one thing, I want to insist is that blob size proportional to document size is a terrible idea. On large document, you can end up with extremely small blob, hard to click on. I am glad Gnome does not have it.


I've always liked the way BeOS did it: there's a (configurable) minimum size for scrollbars.

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Proportional blob with HUGE documents
by nbd_ on Sat 12th Dec 2009 13:59 in reply to "RE: Gtk/gnome"
nbd_ Member since:
2006-09-19

How about this; when mouse is hovered near the tiny blob, it would expand so it would be easier to grab it with click, then after clicking, it would reset back to it's tiny form and could be moved around and positioned with accuracy.

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