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Re: Gtk scrollbar: thumb too short

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: Gtk scrollbar: thumb too short
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 19:37:25 +0200 (CEST)

> If Owen refuses to cooperate, then we could make a modified version of
> GtkScrollbar for use in Emacs.  But that might be too much work for
> us, not knowing the code.
> The alternative that the thumb reaches the bottom only with maximum
> overscrolling is bad in several ways.  I explained the problem that we
> get with a large file such as etc/NEWS: you cannot drag the thumb to
> see the end of the file.  If the thumb is at the bottom, you see no
> text.  If the thumb is one pixel up, you are looking at text quite a
> ways from the end of the file.

How is different from the native scrollbar?  When I drag the thumb with
mouse-2 in the native scrollbar to the end, I don't see any text, it has
been overscrolled out of view.

> I just thought of another alternative.  The thumb could reach the bottom
> when ZV reaches the bottom of the screen; then, if you overscroll, the
> thumb would not move.  In other words, overscrolling would not be indicated
> by the thumb.
> This is obviously problematical, but I think it is less problematical
> than the other alternative.
> Jan, would you like to try this?

I will try if the adjust_bounds tick doesn't work out.

        Jan D.

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