[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 24722] Sticky Autoscroll Fix

bugzilla-daemon at webkit.org bugzilla-daemon at webkit.org
Tue Mar 24 18:02:02 PDT 2009


jhoneycutt at apple.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

------- Comment #8 from jhoneycutt at apple.com  2009-03-24 18:02 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > (In reply to comment #3)
> > > 
> > > To clarify, the issue comes from the use of middle-click on a link to mean
> > > "Open In New Tab" (as it does in every tab-supporting browser) and the
> > > relatively recent WebKit addition to use middle-click to initiate autoscroll
> > > (which can be user-disabled in every other browser, probably for this kind of
> > > usability issue). 
> > 
> > Maybe we should add a similar preference to WebKit.
> That is fine by me.

Bug #24791. I also filed bugs #24792, #24793, and #24794 for the other issues

> Glad you agree. Now I also understand the need for uniformity across products
> in
> the name of simplifying user experience but in this case I disagree because
> being
> uniform creates A usability issue. Surely we are allowed to do better than
> other
> browsers, not being different to be different, but to improve things further.

Sure, we can! However, I think its being the default behavior in IE and Firefox
means that the vast majority of people expect this, even if some don't care for
it. I think the best approach is to offer the user the option to disable it.

I am closing this now that we have another bug tracking the preference to
disable the feature.

Configure bugmail: https://bugs.webkit.org/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the assignee for the bug, or are watching the assignee.

More information about the webkit-unassigned mailing list