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
Steps to Reproduce:
I agree - Thunderbird needs to have smooth scrolling:
2. A UI ported across from Firefox.
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Thunderbird Branch 20050928: Still doesn't have smooth scrolling.
version 3.0a2pre (2008071003)
general.smoothScroll - doesn't exist in config editor need to be ported
The smooth scrolling feature has no user interface checkbox in preferences of Thunderbird 220.127.116.11. Even if not set by default, it would help a lot.
Created attachment 631649 [details] [diff] [review]
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.
Created attachment 631650 [details]
For reference, bug 710372 is the smooth-scroll-by-default-tracking-bug for firefox.
The lack of smooth scrolling has been a serious and noticeable deficiency for years --> flag=? for next releases.
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 on attachment 631649 [details] [diff] [review]
>diff --git a/mail/components/preferences/advanced.xul b/mail/components/preferences/advanced.xul
>@@ -139,16 +147,30 @@
>+ <!-- Browsing -->
>+ <groupbox id="browsingGroup">
>+ <caption label="&browsing.label;"/>
>+ <checkbox id="useAutoScroll"
>+ <checkbox id="useSmoothScrolling"
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.
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.