Smooth Scrolling Now Available in Mozilla Nightly Builds

Tuesday March 25th, 2003

Thanks to the fix for bug 174049, the latest Mozilla nightly builds now support IE-style smooth scrolling. This feature is disabled by default. To enable it, use about:config to add the boolean preference general.smoothScroll with a value of true. To disable smooth scrolling, simply set the value of the pref to false. If you're not sure how to modify hidden preferences using about:config then you'll want our handy new guide, How To Modify Hidden Preferences Using about:config.

#10 Yeah, but ...

by DeepFreeze3

Wednesday March 26th, 2003 2:29 AM

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On one hand, smooth scrolling is in. On the other, the ability to turn off the "Open a link in a new window" option (in NS 7.02, it's in Edit - Preferences - Advanced - Scripts & Plugins) can't be turned on or off. Hell, it's not even in the UI anymore. Without it, the popup supression function can't really function effectively. It's not like anybody was shoving it down users throats. People did have a choice as to whether to turn it on or not. And all because a certain somebody decided to whine about it. He should've done a better job of reading the Help menu, instead of making the rest of us suffer for it. This truly sucks.