If a select with "SIZE" attribute is specified, there is always a scrollbar present, even if the number of possible values is less than SIZE. This has the possibility of confusing the user who may wonder what is below what is visible in the list. Netscape 4.x does not have this behavior.
The only bug I can find that is close to this is bug 5589, and then only in a reference to an unlisted (and maybe unrelated) spinoff bug. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi shows several instances of this bug. Confirming on Linux 20001229
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Low priority, this will be fixed when we go to XBL form controls
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Future
I think this is a dup
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: Scrollbar always present in "select size=x" field → [CBX]Scrollbar always present in "select size=x" field
Summary: [CBX]Scrollbar always present in "select size=x" field → [CBX][DUP]Scrollbar always present in "select size=x" field
I think this bug should be taken more seriously than the existing comments appear to take it. Note that the problem is not simply that the scrollbar is present, but that the small size of the thumb implies there are many more entries to scroll. The effect is particularly compelling when the list elements exactly fill the box, so even the visual cue of a blank space below the list elements isn't present. I spent several moments trying to scroll one of the lists on http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi, then decided it was a bug, but misinterpreted its nature. This may seem minor, but I suggest it could be a significant source of usability confusion. A simple fix would appear to be to check if all the list box elements are visible without scrolling, and if so, make the thumb completely fill the scrollbar (I don't personally care if it actually disappears). The bug is still present in Mozilla 0.9.4, linux, gtk.
*** Bug 104212 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 45731 ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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