User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 I would like to have smooth scrolling activated for cursor, scroll bar, and mouse wheel scrolling, but at the same time have page scrolling (i.e., scrolling done with the pageup/pagedown keys or with the spacebar) occur instantaneously. Turning off smooth scrolling altogether doesn't cut it, since I _do_ want smooth scrolling for most purposes, except for one-whole-page scrolling as done with pageup/pagedown. From my (limited) inquiries, it seems like no config setting for this behavior exists right now. I believe this is the behaviour under IE, and there seems to be no way to reproduce it under Mozilla. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. turn on smooth scrolling 2. load a multi-page document 3. press page down Actual Results: the document scrolls down one page-full _smoothly_ (as one would expect) Expected Results: either smooth scrolling or an instantaneous redisplay, depending on the config variable that i'm requesting (even if other kinds of scrolling are smooth)
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Summary: feature request: pref for making page up/page down do instantaneous scrolling even when smooth scrolling is on → pref to force instantaneous page scrolling when smooth scrolling on
Wouldn't this be the best default behavior?
Assignee: aaronleventhal → roc
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → Layout: View Rendering
The visual continuity on page-down is pretty useful. I don't know who would use such a pref.
Of course, I for one would use it. I agree that the visual continuity is nice, but I find that it becomes (literally) tiresome to see a "blur" of scrolling text pass by every time I page down on a large document. This is not such a weird option; for instance, the unix text-mode pager "less" has the command-line option -h for this (-h20 means that when skipping forward 20 or more lines, the redisplay should be done instantaneously). I'm not sure that I agree about making this the default behavior, though. The visual continuity seems more user-friendly.
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It seems like the behavior I requested is now default on Firefox 1.5. This makes me happy.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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