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[2]: Comment by Darak
by bert64 on Fri 11th Dec 2009 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darak"
bert64
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[q]I'm not going to argue this one, as it was clearly tongue-in-cheek and I know I'm pretty much alone on it anyway - but the problem I have with the scroll-one-page solution is that you end up with a proportional UI element (the blob) inside a non-proportional element (the bar). With jump-to-here, both are proportional, which makes more sense to me (and only me, probably)./q]

No, this makes a lot of sense to me as well... I can't remember where i first encountered this behaviour but it always seemed more logical to me... If you want to move up or down by fixed increments you have the up/down buttons, the cursor keys and the pageup/pagedown keys.

Ofcourse, best way would be to have this option configurable, so those of us who like it can turn it on.

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