[clug] Stupid scroll bar!

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Sun Jun 7 04:08:29 MDT 2015

On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 19:50:44 +1000, Martin Schwenke <martin at meltin.net>

> On Sun, 07 Jun 2015 14:29:09 +1000, Eyal Lebedinsky
> <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> wrote:
> > I have a longstanding issue with scroll-bar behavior. What I like is that clicking
> > above or below the "bar" (the vertical line segment inside the scroll-bar showing the
> > extent that is visible) scroll a page-full up or down.
> > 
> > Some programs actually move the visible part to where I click. I hate this.
> > 
> > Thunderbird was doing this well and it still does,
> > 
> > Firefox was doing it well and it now does not. How do I make firefox return to the
> > nice way? Is there a global appearance setting to request this (meaning, is the SB
> > a feature of the program or of the window manager or such?). Is there a FF option?
> I'm seeing something similar with Evince rather than Firefox in
> Debian testing.
> The scrollbar has no arrows, just a rounded bar in it.  Left mouse
> button scrolls to current position.  Right mouse button scrolls by 1
> page though. Seems like some Gnome 3/GTK 3 thing that I don't want on
> my XFCE desktop.



peace & happiness,

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