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 background.
not really a good idea
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
sorry I didn't mean to reopen the bug.
but you did (so I can resolve it the right way this time ;)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
...but you didn't tell me why it is such a bad idea
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...
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.
Changing QA Contact
QA Contact: petersen → moied
verified as per Comment #6
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