AutoScroll Extension for Phoenix and Mozilla

Tuesday December 17th, 2002

psykotik wrote in to tell us that skidooer, a regular at the Something Awful Forums, has written an AutoScroll extension for Phoenix and other Mozilla-based browsers. The extension works much like the AutoScroll feature found in several Windows applications, such as Internet Explorer: you click your mouse wheel and then move your mouse up or down to scroll the page. Moving further away from or closer to the point where you clicked the mouse wheel accelerates or decelerates the scrolling.

You can try the first release of AutoScroll for yourself but remember that it does have bugs (the most noticeable of which is the lack of a special mouse cursor). There's also no way to uninstall the add-on at the moment. skidooer has only tested AutoScroll in Phoenix on Windows though we were also able to get it working in the Windows versions of Mozilla and Netscape 7.01. More information about the extension can be found in a thread in the Phoenix Extensions forum.

UPDATE! Subsequent updates to AutoScroll will appear at

#1 A promising development ...

by DeepFreeze3

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 1:57 AM

If the people over at AOL/TW ever put support for Microsoft's Intellimouse Explorer that's in the recently released Mozilla 1.3a in Netscape 7.01, the addition of AutoScroll would be fabulous. Especially if the bugs in it are fixed. Keep up the good work.

#3 Re: A promising development ...

by beastie

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 10:01 AM

Intellimouse support on Windows has been in for a couple of weeks now.

#4 Re: Re: A promising development ...

by grahams

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 11:30 AM

The poster was referring to Netscape, not Mozilla.

#7 whoops

by beastie

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 5:23 PM

Apparently I can't read very well on 3-1/2 hours of sleep. I read that the poster wanted it in both 1.3a and NS 7.01. My bad.

#2 Mouse Gesture with AutoScroll extension!

by cola99c

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 2:20 AM

Interesting discovery... If you install mouse gesture extension first and then isntall AutoScroll extension, you will see the both extensions work properly with mouse cursor!!^^..

#5 Cool beans

by mesostinky

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 11:43 AM

When it works, I like it. I just seems to stop working randomly though. I have to keep restarting Phoenix to get it working again. I look forward to the new version with bug fixes.

#6 Open in new window/tab

by coch

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 4:40 PM

Will this still work when setting middle mouse button to open in a new window or tab?. I mean if I middle click on a link it would open in new window/tab. If I middle click elsewhere it would autoscrollÉ. If not, this may be a great improvement!.

#10 Re: Open in new window/tab

by Gnib

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 7:37 PM

Yup, it does..

I have that setting and it works fine.

#8 Installation crashes FizzillaMach/2002121607

by gregk

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 5:46 PM

FizzillaMach/2002121607 crashes at nsInstallFile::CreateAllFolders during installation of this XPI. (See

#9 Corrected LINK

by gregk

Wednesday December 18th, 2002 5:47 PM

#11 Nice

by arsa

Friday December 20th, 2002 4:59 PM

That is a must for viewing big pictures in Mozilla, the pictures that require both sideways and vertical scrolling.

#12 like the addition

by idanity

Saturday December 21st, 2002 7:01 AM

works for me in 98me just fine, havent tried it in linux yet, RedHat or Mandrake ..? is there the possability?