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.

#8 I wonder why, too. So if you like it, explain why?

by huggie

Wednesday March 26th, 2003 1:26 AM

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I didn't know that was actually a "feature" until I read this column. I don't know if I'm getting this right. But if smooth scrolling also means one click in the arrow button resulting in various scrolling length according to the content, then I must say that I don't like this feature. It makes the amount of scrolling unpredictable and thus annoying. So would people explain to me why this feature is favorable please. Pleasing to the eye? For me if there is a smooth yet predicatable scrolling then it's great.