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.

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by ruudd

Wednesday March 26th, 2003 8:57 AM

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well here are some facts: smooth scrolling is not pleasant to the eyes because you still can't follow it, SS is slow and when you want it to stop it doesn't (well in IE, did not try it with moz), if you know that you want to look at the bottom of a page you cannot scroll: it takes hours to 'smoothly' get there!

that said, I think it is great to have this feature for all those people out there who like it so much, but it is even better to have it disabled by default! because personally I cannot think of anybody who wants it, only thos who don't know that it can be turned of so they learned to life with it.

so if you dont like the scrolling in spurts, well configure your scrolling better! mine is: only wheel, 3 lines; shift and wheel, 1 page if you can control your finger, than this is very pleasant!