[clug] Stupid scroll bar!

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Sun Jun 7 08:41:42 MDT 2015

On 08/06/15 00:27, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 07/06/15 23:21, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>> On 07/06/15 19:09, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>> On 07/06/15 16:40, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>> On 07/06/15 15:48, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>>>> On 07/06/15 15:24, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>>>> On 07/06/15 14:57, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>>>>> On 07/06/15 14:42, Brett Worth wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 07/06/15 14:29, Eyal Lebedinsky 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.
>>>>> <snipped>
>>>>>> Could not find a corresponding option.
>>>>> mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount
>>> set to 5
>>>>> middlemouse.scrollbarPosition
>>> set to True
>>> general.smoothScroll;true
>>> set to True
>> All of the above are set that way,
>> this is the default.
> Yes (I had to check - I track changes to /etc but not to mozilla/profile)
>>>> Tried both and they are unrelated (do not change left mouse button
>>>> action) :-(
>>> As well as the configs I've added above (and the values) you may need to
>>> check your system mouse setting.
>>> See attached dump of all my config settings for scroll and mouse (many
>>> will *not* be relevant). Note: it's probably a lot quicker to
>>> set/unset/show the values using the developer console instead of
>>> about:config
>> Way too much to try.
> Sorry - I should have suggested you dump your configs, and then diff
> against mine.
> user.js may show any non-default customisations, prefs.js will show
> non-default customisations (configs from user.js are imported into it).
> You may not have user.js - the profile I use has been updated over many
> years and has some older config files.
> I'm guessing the problem is not related to a style - but that should be
> easy to prove.

If by this you mean the "appearance" setting then true, I changed it a few
times and the behavior persists.

>> I did browse the config and tried many that looked
>> relevant
>> but so far none enabled left button paging.
> Have you checked the system mouse settings? (button order, mousewheel
> scrolls by x lines, etc).

Seeing how it works with some applications and not with others I concluded
that the mouse it OK. What surprised me is how thunderbird does the right thing
but firefox does not, yet they are both Mozilla products.

> <snipped>

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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