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.
#16 Re: removing prefs vs. changing them
Wednesday March 26th, 2003 8:20 AM
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I don't think there's any particular "safety" concern.
there is a bug open on removing prefs in about:config, but the prefs backend code doesn't make it possible to do it - once you set a pref, it stays set as something (even if that something is blank) until you close mozilla. however, if you right click and "reset" a pref that's not normally there, it won't get saved in prefs.js and will disappear from the about:config list after you've closed and opened the browser.
there's no functional difference between resetting a pref to default and removing it from the list - it's just a quirk of the way things are displayed.