From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.7) Gecko/20011226 BuildID: 2001122617 It would be nice if the browser window scrolled horizontally when you use the mouse wheel and there is a horizontal scrollbar but no vertical scrollbar (i.e. the page is wide but not tall). I believe this is the behavior of Explorer in Windows. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open a Composer window 2. Type a continuous line of characters past the right edge of the window 3. Scroll up with the mousewheel Actual Results: Nothing happens. Expected Results: Scroll the page to the left.
*** Bug 121887 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
-> bryner, future
Assignee: jaggernaut → bryner
Target Milestone: --- → Future
This could be confusing during page load, or any situation when content changes toggle the scrollbar visibility while the user is already scrolling. Perhaps this could be disabled during page load, or delayed if we are already inside a wheel-scrolling event?
I suspect this would be more confusing than expected (would we change pageUp/pageDown to work like that too?), and should be wontfix.
um, could it be an option that defaults to off, then? I don't think that just because some people wouldn't want it it shouldn't be implemented at all.
I don't buy that windows explorer doing this is relevant. It's a file manager. We're a web browser. I'd prefer not to fill the app with obscure options that very few people use.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I don't think that windows explorer does it is relevant either, but try going to http://pc.kano.net/in2/not/funny/airplane.jpg and prepare to be annoyed. it would just be a nice feature. (personally I think the attitude that useful features should be abandoned if few people will use them isn't in the spirit of mozilla, but do what you please.)
*** Bug 246256 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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