Scrollbar preference idea

Michael Irish T.M.N.Irish at
Sat Feb 27 16:26:41 UTC 1999

I, for one, certainly want scrollbars and the spaces above and below
(or to the left and right) of them to have minimum sizes.

It is possible to argue about the exact size, but I am in favour of about
1/8 inch (or 3 mm). The important thing is that the measurement is a real
world one, not a number of pixels.

I think I am right in saying that neither the Mac OS nor Windows bother
about this.

Michael Irish.

On Fri, 12 Feb 1999, R. A. Harmon wrote:

> At 12:05 PM 2/11/99 -0500, Doug Way wrote:
> [snip]
> >I've actually just been working on enhancing/fixing the Morphic scrollbar
> >so that it displays the correctly proportioned scrollbar, indicating how
> >much of the pane is filled (just like the MVC scrollbar does, basically). 
> [snip]
> I've noticed when viewing really big files with the file list, the scrollbar
> is infinitely small--too small to grab.  Maybe the scrollbar needs a minimum
> size.

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