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.

#26 Re: why God why?!<RANT>

by astrosmash

Wednesday March 26th, 2003 8:24 PM

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I agree that smooth scrolling in IE (and Windows in general) is totally brutal. Given the relatively poor quality of some recent feature additions, like type-ahead-find and auto-image-shinkage, I was ready to join you in registering my disgust throughout the internet, but after actually trying Mozilla's smooth scrolling, I must say I am pleasantly surprised; Impressed even. It's really done very well; It's very responsive to the mouse wheel, and doesn't over-scroll or bog things down, unlike IE.

In fact, I think I'm going to leave it turned on for a while. Hats off to Neil Cronin!