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?!
Thread beginning with comment 399209
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Cancel scroll
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 12th Dec 2009 09:29 UTC in reply to "Cancel scroll"
Member since:

While I can understand that it's annoying when the behaviour is not understood, I regularly find myself using this 'annoyance' as a feature.
It helps to cancel and go back to exactly where I was before I scrolled in case I'm in a long document and don't want to have to look for the spot again.

I've always done that by moving the cursor to the side. And I only knew about that because cursor moving too far to the side is the only time I ever see my scrollbar snapback. I had no idea it did it when moving too far up or down, which is funny since that's the direction that bothered Thom

Reply Parent Score: 2