[RFE] Add blank space when scrolling with pagedown to the last page




17 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: andrea.m, Assigned: attinasi)



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17 years ago
When I read long text documents I find it annoying that when scrolling down to
the last page, this page is always filled with text. This makes it hard to read
because it's hard to find the last line I read in the previous page. 

The solution is to have on top of the last page the last row of the previous
page (as done with every other pages), and fill the bottom with blank or
not really a good idea
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

17 years ago
Why is it a bad ida? This is how any decent word processor displays documents.
If you don't like it you can leave it as an option but I find web pages often
hard to read if their text is 1 and 1/2 pages long (as it is most of the case).
Just tell me what you do and how long you take to find the last row you read. 

My solution usually involves either highlighting the last paragraph, or
scrolling continuously. I'd like to just use pgdn. 
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 3

17 years ago
sorry I didn't mean to reopen the bug.
but you did (so I can resolve it the right way this time ;)
Last Resolved: 17 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

17 years ago
...but you didn't tell me why it is such a bad idea

Comment 6

17 years ago
Well, Andrea, how do you define a "decent word processor"?

- Word2000: PgDn scrolls down about a third of a page -> isn't of any help
- StarOffice 5.2: similar (more like 2/3 of a page)
- EditPad (Windows texteditor): does the same as mozilla (no blank space below
end of document)
- joe (Unix texteditor): just identical
- more / less (Unix commands to view texts on console): have a guess - no blank
space below

I hope one of them fits your definition of "word processor"...

BTW: what I do when reading long web pages, is scrolling.
Was this RFE supposed for text only documents or for all web pages? First I
thought textonly, but after your last comment... well, imagine a web designer
*wants* the page to end where there is no more text.
Maybe he designs it to be about as large as an average browser window. Your
window happens to be some pixels smaller => blank space is added and the
scrollbar indicates that you see only half of the page. 
Well designed small pages would visually suffer from the blank space.

And I didn't mention the W3C standards yet, which might also prohibit showing
blank space where there is no such specified in the displayed file. But that is
not quite the area I'm an expert with...

Comment 7

17 years ago
Your example convinced me (however, if you leave it as an option then I still
don't see what's wrong about it; for example right now when I disable popup
windows this makes many site plainly nonfunctional - with my bug at least you
can still read the page). 

How about adding (as an option) some visual cue to where was the last line of
text in the previous page. It could be an arrow over the scrollbar so it
woudln't even interfere with the page. 

Comment 8

17 years ago
Changing QA Contact
QA Contact: petersen → moied


17 years ago

Comment 9

17 years ago
verified as per Comment #6
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