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Re: etc/TODO:Horizontal scrollbar

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: etc/TODO:Horizontal scrollbar
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 21:01:17 -0500 (CDT)

Kim Storm wrote:

   I hate wasting real estate on a horizontal scroll bar in every

Me too, but in my view only exceptional windows would actually get one
by default.  (If the user wants one in every window by customization,
that is his business and his prerogative.)  In my view, we are talking
about vertically split windows, picture-mode and the like.

   A _very tiny_ scroll bar in the mode line would do it for
   me, as the only really interesting thing to know is the relative
   scrolling position that can be deduced from the position and size of
   the thumb.

One might want to use the thumb for scrolling with mouse-2.  In a full
length scroll-bar, mouse-1 could move the column above that position
to the left window edge.  mouse-3 could move the column currently at
the left edge to where one clicks, or as far toward that position as
possible.  In other words, a full sized horizontal scroll-bar could be
a perfect horizontal analogue of the native vertical scroll-bar.  I am
not necessarily saying that we desperately need a full-sized
horizontal scroll-bar, all I am saying is that having a full-sized
horizontal scroll-bar is not necessarily useless.



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