Thunderbird needs smooth scrolling

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 16.0


14 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: gabrielseah, Assigned: mkmelin)


Thunderbird 16.0

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(2 attachments)



14 years ago
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

14 years ago
I agree - Thunderbird needs to have smooth scrolling:

1. Implemented.

2. A UI ported across from Firefox.
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Comment 3

14 years ago
Thunderbird Branch 20050928: Still doesn't have smooth scrolling.
QA Contact: general

Comment 4

11 years ago
version 3.0a2pre (2008071003)
general.smoothScroll - doesn't exist in config editor need to be ported
Ever confirmed: true
Version: unspecified → Trunk


11 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
OS: Windows XP → All
QA Contact: general → front-end
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 5

10 years ago
The smooth scrolling feature has no user interface checkbox in preferences of Thunderbird Even if not set by default, it would help a lot.


7 years ago
Assignee: nobody → mkmelin+mozilla

Comment 6

7 years ago
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.
Attachment #631649 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Attachment #631649 - Flags: review?(bwinton)

Comment 7

7 years ago
Created attachment 631650 [details]

Comment 8

7 years ago
For reference, bug 710372 is the smooth-scroll-by-default-tracking-bug for firefox.

Comment 9

7 years ago
The lack of smooth scrolling has been a serious and noticeable deficiency for years --> flag=? for next releases.
blocking-basecamp: --- → ?
blocking-kilimanjaro: --- → ?
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.)

blocking-basecamp: ? → ---
blocking-kilimanjaro: ? → ---
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.

Attachment #631649 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Attachment #631649 - Flags: ui-review+
Attachment #631649 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
Attachment #631649 - Flags: review+
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

7 years ago ->FIXED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 16.0
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