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(Solved) - What do autoscrolling & smooth scrolling in firefox mean ?

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  • Started 1 year ago by amkeew
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amkeew
amkeew
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In firefox, tools/options/general/browsing, I have these two boxes ticked

use autoscrolling
use smooth scrolling

What do they mean ? What happens if I untick either of them or both of them?

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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Hmmm, My Firefox latest version does not have such an entry??? Must be an add-on??

Check out this http://www.pcworld.com/article/221150/Firefox.html

Autoscrolling if unchecked will not allow the scrolling you get by clicking the mouse scroll button.
Smooth Scrolling if unchecked will when rolling the mouse, jerkily move the requisite number of lines.

Just try it and you will see the difference.

Ah it's in tools/options/advanced/general/browsing

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amkeew
amkeew
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Left out the advanced. My bad.

I unticked both of them but see no changes in the browsing. Wonder what they do.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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Reread my edited post.

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amkeew
amkeew
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Xhi - I unticked both the boxes and restarted the FF.

Smooth scrolling unchecked moves the page by predetermined jump in lines. When checked, it is smoother.

But autoscrolling unchecked/checked didn't make a difference with the mouse scroll button.

Thanks for the tip.

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amkeew
amkeew
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Ha, got it.

If you want to scroll down the page faster, press the scroll button while moving the cursor up or down. Auto scroll has to be ticked to enable this.

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Xhi
Xhi
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:)

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