Scroll speed in firebird/firefox
The thread on firebird prompted me to try out firefox, and it is pretty cool. The one thing that really bugs me is that the scroll speed is much slower than that of IE. This happens when using the scroll wheel or the up and down arrow keys. Does anyone know how to change this? I have searched the online help extensively -- that is one thing that sucks about firefox, lack of docs. I'm sure it is very powerful but it is undocumented.
It seems fine to me. If "smooth scrolling" is checked in the advanced options dialog, then uncheck and see if that makes a difference. When checked I found scrolling in general to be slower
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Definitely turn off smooth scrolling. It's an "engineer" feature, not an "end user" feature. Dumb ass engineers. :-p
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Well, if it uses the Windows default, then IE doesn't. Because IE scrolls 2-3 times as fast as Firefox and I like this. I'm sure there is a setting in Firefox, you just have to use that registry-like thing which I remember from a few releases ago.
I did a very informal test. Setting both browsers to the same height & width and scrolling the JoS forum homepage (which is fairly long). It took around 4 scrolls in IE and 5-6 in Firebird.
OK -- now I know why you were kind of dismissive. I think I uncovered a bug. I was reading the documentation you pointed to, and it said that if you press alt and scroll it goes line by line.
A related query - I just downloaded and installed version 0.8 of Firefox, having been running version 0.6 for some time. One thing that drives me crazy is the new "feature" whereby the screen is continually updated when the window is resized, causing the contents to leap around the page in an alarming fashion. Does anyone know how to stop it doing this?
There was a bug with scroll speed on pages with background images. I belive this was fixed before the Firefox release.
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How do you get a scrollbar back in Firefox 0.8? I don't have a scrolly mouse and it's really annoying to have to "grab" the page at the top and bottom to scroll.
Erric L. Zdzchowski
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