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 neil

Tuesday March 25th, 2003 10:04 PM

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hi all, I'm the original developer of the smooth scrolling patch. I've seen a lot of comments such as "not as smooth as x", "still a little jagged", etc. I don't have a lab of computers to test this patch on, so if you have any constructive criticism, please try to be as concrete as possible, i.e., "doesn't scroll far enough", "images render slowly when scrolling", etc.

I know that it's not simple to break down scrolling into these discrete components, but it's really the only way this feature will get better.