Last Comment Bug 270373 - Thunderbird needs smooth scrolling
: Thunderbird needs smooth scrolling
Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: Mail Window Front End (show other bugs)
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: Thunderbird 16.0
Assigned To: Magnus Melin
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Reported: 2004-11-17 04:27 PST by Gabriel Seah
Modified: 2012-06-15 13:14 PDT (History)
6 users (show)
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proposed fix (6.17 KB, patch)
2012-06-09 04:13 PDT, Magnus Melin
bwinton: review+
bwinton: ui‑review+
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screenshot (76.67 KB, image/png)
2012-06-09 04:13 PDT, Magnus Melin
no flags Details

Description User image Gabriel Seah 2004-11-17 04:27:32 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 StumbleUpon/1.999
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 0.9 (20041103)

There should be an option to enable smooth scrolling in Thunderbird

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 User image Andrew Pattison 2005-03-14 12:47:40 PST
I agree - Thunderbird needs to have smooth scrolling:

1. Implemented.

2. A UI ported across from Firefox.
Comment 2 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2005-09-27 01:49:45 PDT
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Comment 3 User image Gabriel Seah 2005-10-01 02:24:35 PDT
Thunderbird Branch 20050928: Still doesn't have smooth scrolling.
Comment 4 User image Nikolay Shopik 2008-07-10 07:05:41 PDT
version 3.0a2pre (2008071003)
general.smoothScroll - doesn't exist in config editor need to be ported
Comment 5 User image Jérôme Bouat 2009-09-16 04:21:46 PDT
The smooth scrolling feature has no user interface checkbox in preferences of Thunderbird Even if not set by default, it would help a lot.
Comment 6 User image Magnus Melin 2012-06-09 04:13:07 PDT
Created attachment 631649 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

Talk about low handing fruit. Didn't realize this existed until ff13 enabled it by default.

This patch also adds ui for autoscrolling (that thing middle-clicking the mouse wheel does), and indents the "info about telemetry" link properly.

Screenshot coming up.
Comment 7 User image Magnus Melin 2012-06-09 04:13:55 PDT
Created attachment 631650 [details]
Comment 8 User image Magnus Melin 2012-06-09 04:16:27 PDT
For reference, bug 710372 is the smooth-scroll-by-default-tracking-bug for firefox.
Comment 9 User image Peter Lairo 2012-06-10 05:06:23 PDT
The lack of smooth scrolling has been a serious and noticeable deficiency for years --> flag=? for next releases.
Comment 10 User image Blake Winton (:bwinton) (:☕️) 2012-06-10 18:09:01 PDT
I'm pretty sure Thunderbird isn't part of the Kilimanjaro goals or Basecamp milestone, but thank you for thinking so highly of us.  :)

(Also, I'll be reviewing this on Monday, I hope, so it should land reasonably soon.)

Comment 11 User image Blake Winton (:bwinton) (:☕️) 2012-06-11 12:25:40 PDT
Comment on attachment 631649 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

>diff --git a/mail/components/preferences/advanced.xul b/mail/components/preferences/advanced.xul
>--- a/mail/components/preferences/advanced.xul
>@@ -139,16 +147,30 @@
>+          <!-- Browsing -->
>+          <groupbox id="browsingGroup">
>+            <caption label="&browsing.label;"/>
>+            <checkbox id="useAutoScroll"
>+                      label="&useAutoScroll.label;"
>+                      accesskey="&useAutoScroll.accesskey;"
>+                      preference="general.autoScroll"/>
>+            <checkbox id="useSmoothScrolling"
>+                      label="&useSmoothScrolling.label;"
>+                      accesskey="&useSmoothScrolling.accesskey;"
>+                      preference="general.smoothScroll"/>
>+          </groupbox>

Do these prefs only apply to Browsing?  (I'm compiling on my Windows box, so that I can see what they actually do, cause it's hard to tell on the Mac's trackpad…)

Other than that, it looks good to me.  r=me, ui-r=me.

Comment 12 User image Blake Winton (:bwinton) (:☕️) 2012-06-11 14:00:08 PDT
Right, so the smooth scrolling also happens for email messages, the start page, the chat tab, etc...  So I think we should maybe call the groupbox "Scrolling", or something, but ui-r=me with that change.

Thanks again,
Comment 13 User image Magnus Melin 2012-06-15 13:14:52 PDT ->FIXED

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