A "hand" tool would be very... handy and comformtable for scrolling webpages! Its one of these "little things" i miss in Mozilla. I will attach two screenshots showing this tool
Duplicate of bug 22775?
No the hand is not the same as autoscrolling. With the Hand-tool it is possible to "grab" the page and drag it around. See my attachments for an expanation!
your pictures are *NOT* good explanations. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63712 ***
I've added a new attachment about how the hand should work.
If you want to see an example of what he's talking about - see the hand on adobe acrobat.
BTW - the behavior he is asking for is different than autoscroll/panning.
Brian: I'm sorry, but could you explain how the "hand" in acrobat is different from the panning portion of your autoscroll work you were working on implementing? I've been following these bugs for a while, and I was under the impression that the behavior was the same. I thought that with your plan, holding down the middle button would result in panning behavior much like the hand in acrobat, while clicking the button would result in placement of the artifact thingy for autoscroll...
Holding down the middle mouse button will allow you to scroll the page without using the scrollbar directly. It will act much like you are actually in the scrollbar, but will allow vertical and horizontal scrolling much like you are in a 2d scrollbar: +---------------+ | | | | | X | | | | | +---------------+ The 2d "scrollbar" would be the visual containing box. Therefore, the hand could be implemented with a middle click and modifier key (or prefs), but it isn't the same behavior. The hand allows you in Adobe to only drag the page a short distance, while this behavior would allow you to scroll anywhere in the page rather quickly.
*** Bug 144910 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is not a dupe, and as such... I had trouble finding it when I needed to find it. I am going to also cover this with http://mozscroll.mozdev.org/ along with bug 22775 and bug 63712.
I'm taking this as I don't believe mpt is going to implement it and I'm putting it into mozscroll.mozdev.org.
This bug blocks 154779, which is about hand tool needed for Print Preview.
Bug 174499 - How to Activate "grab and drag" is about how to activate this feature. Also changed the summary, added an alias, and added the URL: http://mozscroll.mozdev.org/
I'm in favor of WONTFIX. Given the scrolling methods autoscroll makes available, this becomes almost-redundant.
*** Bug 174499 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 60978 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***