Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812982
Lack of arrow on scrollbar renders scrollbar useless in some situations
Last modified: 2015-07-15 11:09:53 EDT
The default theme in F17 removed the arrow at the ends of the scrollbar. In a couple of situations this leaves the scrollbars completely useless. My personal example which is causing a huge amount of trouble is my e-mail inbox. I have 19,000 emails in my inbox and that pane in evolution is about 2 inches high on the screen. The scrollbar does let me get quickly from the top to the bottom but near the top or bottom there is not enough room around the scrollbar to click above/below to move one page at a time. Moving it with my mouse jumps about 10 'pages' worth of messages at a time.
What I'm doing today is moving it all the way to the bottom them clicking above the scroll to go up page at a time. If the number of objects is small enough and the pane is large enough that the granularity using the mouse is reasonable no arrows works just fine. But with a long enough list the arrows become a must in order to move with small granularity....
Let me explain exactly what I do which causes problems.
I generally sort e-mail (evolution) by date with the oldest at the bottom. I can then click in the 'trough' (I think i'm using the right word) a couple of times to get the the 'beginning' of my new e-mails.
Now what I do is start at the oldest 'unread' e-mail and read the ones I care the most about, skipping those I don't care about. When I look at the last on the page I want to be able to 'scroll down' to see the next page of messages. I cannot click and hold on the indicator and drag it down, because the granularity if WAY too many lines of e-mails. I cannot click in the tough below the scroller because it is too small. If I had a scroll wheel I could use that, but I don't have a working scroll wheel.
If I have something highlighted in the correct pane I can use up/down pageup/pagedown but then I risk accidentally marking an e-mail as read (it does so if it is in the preview pane too long) even though I'm really just trying to scroll.
Does that make sense? Create a really really long list of items, scan the last 100 items in the list. It's really really hard without arrows.....
Where is a better place to post this type of review/comments?
Thanks for taking the time to explain your problem in detail. I've added a to your comment in the design page.
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