Should be able to scroll the combobox dropdown by dragging with mouse over the top or bottom edge of the list. At least on Windows this is standard behavior. One should be able to push the down arrow to show the list and keep the mouse button down and scroll the list. Sometimes it will scroll one line up or down, but usually it doesn't do anything. Scrolling speed should also depend on how far from list area the cursor is.
I see this on OS X too, build 122106 (0.9.7 release).
are these dropdown lists in the browser UI or in web pages?
I wouldn't be surprised if this is a dup, but I can't find one right now. (and I'm assuming that this is referring to menulists in the UI).
Boris: The problem exists mostly in web pages. I'm using the Modern theme where the lists usually have these arrows on top and bottom. They sort of do the appropriate thing. Haven't tested Classic though. The problem DOES exist anyway in the URL bar of the browser. John: NO, I'm NOT talking about menus (if that is what you refer to with "menulist"). I'm talking about what are commonly called comboboxes, these with the down arrow to show a list of choices. As I'm not very well into XP toolkit terminology, we might have a misunderstanding here.
Yeah, just a terminology thing; by 'menulist' I mean, as you say, "these with the down arrow to show a list of choices". [I don't mean 'menus' at all]. But, I confused by your comment to bz: "The problem exists mostly in web pages. I'm using the Modern theme where the lists usually have these arrows on top and bottom." The two sentences are contradictory; you say you're talking about web pages, and then describe something that doesn't apply to web pages.
Ere, the thing is that web pages and the browser chrome use two completely different widgets. The chrome ones are the ones used for font selection in the fonts panel. Do those show this problem? The url bar widget is yet a third widget in a world of its own and may need a bug separate from this one. "menulist" is the chrome name for what one would call a <select size="1"> in HTML, so John is not confused.
Guess I should have some coffee in the morning before writing anything :) Anyway, what I meant to say was that the problem exists in web pages. It does not exist at least so clearly in the chrome, because there are those arrows on the top and bottom (at least with Modern theme). Of course the problem has a much higher visibility on web pages also because in the UI there are not so many of those long scrollable lists.
To HTML form controls. ccing bryner, who's redoing the dropdown widget with xbl.....
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27315 ***