July 27th is Mozilla Community Day at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference!

Tuesday July 10th, 2001

If you are going to the O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San Diego this month, be sure to check out Mozilla Community Day, which is happening the last day of the conference. Mozilla Community Day is open to all, whether or not your are attending the Open Source Conference. To find out more, visit this page for info and a listing of some of the topics that will be discussed!

#61 Re: Scrollbars

by rkl

Wednesday July 18th, 2001 3:31 PM

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This "snapback" behaviour in Windows is actually quite disgraceful - I can't believe *anyone in the universe* finds it useful ! When I scroll up/down in Windows, my mouse often drifts to the left or right and this "snapback" behaviour kicks in and it's loathsome to the nth degree. It's what makes scrolling in any app in Windows an absolute nightmare (I've grumbled about this to people for years, but people think it's "normal" behaviour !).

What's surprising is that this was even filed as "bug" (it's more like an "emulate an extremely bad feature of windows" request for downgrade :-) ). Even worse too that it's been implemented cross-platform, causing much hair-pulling amongst Mac and UNIX users, whose native scrollbars don't have the ludicrous "snapback" feature.

I feel a vote in Bugzilla coming on (I'd like it disabled by default on *all* platforms when they add that prefs option to it - it's "wrong" to do it on windows, particularly as native scrollbars aren't used anyway).