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  1. Disable scrolling of internal elements "slipping" to external

    I don't know if this is a bug or a feature of Firefox (or maybe my OS
    on the whole), but when there's any element of a page that has a
    scroll bar on it, it pops up, and I want to know if I can disable it
    or something. When I have my mouse over the area and scroll with my
    mouse wheel, it works fine. But then when I've scrolled to the bottom
    area, the wheel moves the tab's/window's scrollbar instead of just
    stopping. This often happens when I'm spinning the wheel like mad to
    get to the bottom of some list, then I overspin and end up scrolling
    the whole window. Just a minor annoyance, but an annoyance
    nonetheless. I'm on Ubuntu 7.04 with FF 2.0.0.4, if that matters.

    Thanks!


  2. Re: Disable scrolling of internal elements "slipping" to external

    anglozaxxon in
    news:1180929677.618070.233180@j4g2000prf.googlegro ups.com:

    > I don't know if this is a bug or a feature of Firefox (or maybe my OS
    > on the whole), but when there's any element of a page that has a
    > scroll bar on it, it pops up, and I want to know if I can disable it
    > or something. When I have my mouse over the area and scroll with my
    > mouse wheel, it works fine. But then when I've scrolled to the bottom
    > area, the wheel moves the tab's/window's scrollbar instead of just
    > stopping. This often happens when I'm spinning the wheel like mad to
    > get to the bottom of some list, then I overspin and end up scrolling
    > the whole window. Just a minor annoyance, but an annoyance
    > nonetheless. I'm on Ubuntu 7.04 with FF 2.0.0.4, if that matters.
    >
    > Thanks!


    are you talking about a scrollable "box" within a scrollable webpage?
    this sounds a like a css thing called overflow. it can be annoying, and has become
    popular in recent years, and googlegroups began misusing it *horribly* since winter




  3. Re: Disable scrolling of internal elements "slipping" to external

    anglozaxxon wrote:
    > I don't know if this is a bug or a feature of Firefox (or maybe my OS
    > on the whole), but when there's any element of a page that has a
    > scroll bar on it, it pops up, and I want to know if I can disable it
    > or something. When I have my mouse over the area and scroll with my
    > mouse wheel, it works fine. But then when I've scrolled to the
    > bottom area, the wheel moves the tab's/window's scrollbar instead of
    > just stopping. This often happens when I'm spinning the wheel like
    > mad to get to the bottom of some list, then I overspin and end up
    > scrolling the whole window. Just a minor annoyance, but an annoyance
    > nonetheless. I'm on Ubuntu 7.04 with FF 2.0.0.4, if that matters.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >


    "https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188698#c1"

  4. Re: Disable scrolling of internal elements "slipping" to external

    On Jun 4, 9:39 pm, Nir wrote:
    > anglozaxxon wrote:
    > > I don't know if this is a bug or a feature of Firefox (or maybe my OS
    > > on the whole), but when there's any element of a page that has a
    > > scroll bar on it, it pops up, and I want to know if I can disable it
    > > or something. When I have my mouse over the area and scroll with my
    > > mouse wheel, it works fine. But then when I've scrolled to the
    > > bottom area, the wheel moves the tab's/window's scrollbar instead of
    > > just stopping. This often happens when I'm spinning the wheel like
    > > mad to get to the bottom of some list, then I overspin and end up
    > > scrolling the whole window. Just a minor annoyance, but an annoyance
    > > nonetheless. I'm on Ubuntu 7.04 with FF 2.0.0.4, if that matters.

    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > "https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188698#c1"


    Thanks for the info. That's the "problem" I'm having. Playing
    devil's advocate, I'm sure it would be aggravating if you were
    scrolling through a page and at some point your cursor was over a
    scrollable element, it would stop scrolling the page and start
    scrolling the element.

    Weird thing I just noticed: If I'm scrolling the inner element, as
    long as I keep turning my mouse wheel in a constant motion, it
    *doesn't* scroll the window; as soon as I stop and start again, it
    starts scrolling the window. Is there anyway to increase the time
    between wheel scrolls such that it doesn't count just moving my finger
    from the top of the wheel to the bottom as separate wheel moves and
    just one continuous motion? But perhaps that's an OS thing? At any
    rate, seems kinda goofy to me.


  5. Re: Disable scrolling of internal elements "slipping" to external

    On Jun 5, 10:43 am, anglozaxxon wrote:
    > On Jun 4, 9:39 pm, Nir wrote:
    >
    > > anglozaxxon wrote:
    > > > I don't know if this is a bug or a feature of Firefox (or maybe my OS
    > > > on the whole), but when there's any element of a page that has a
    > > > scroll bar on it, it pops up, and I want to know if I can disable it
    > > > or something. When I have my mouse over the area and scroll with my
    > > > mouse wheel, it works fine. But then when I've scrolled to the
    > > > bottom area, the wheel moves the tab's/window's scrollbar instead of
    > > > just stopping. This often happens when I'm spinning the wheel like
    > > > mad to get to the bottom of some list, then I overspin and end up
    > > > scrolling the whole window. Just a minor annoyance, but an annoyance
    > > > nonetheless. I'm on Ubuntu 7.04 with FF 2.0.0.4, if that matters.

    >
    > > > Thanks!

    >
    > > "https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188698#c1"

    >
    > Thanks for the info. That's the "problem" I'm having. Playing
    > devil's advocate, I'm sure it would be aggravating if you were
    > scrolling through a page and at some point your cursor was over a
    > scrollable element, it would stop scrolling the page and start
    > scrolling the element.
    >
    > Weird thing I just noticed: If I'm scrolling the inner element, as
    > long as I keep turning my mouse wheel in a constant motion, it
    > *doesn't* scroll the window; as soon as I stop and start again, it
    > starts scrolling the window. Is there anyway to increase the time
    > between wheel scrolls such that it doesn't count just moving my finger
    > from the top of the wheel to the bottom as separate wheel moves and
    > just one continuous motion? But perhaps that's an OS thing? At any
    > rate, seems kinda goofy to me.


    I lied a little bit. The behaviour I described above was actually
    using FF 3.0a1pre6 or so. The behaviour in FF 2.0.0.4 is that even if
    I scroll in a continuous motion, the scrolling happens to the outer
    scrollbar when the inner one reaches the edge, which I would consider
    broken.


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