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psykotik
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 6:32 pm

Hey skidooer from the somethingawful.com forums decided to code a extension for auto scroll heres an description from the forums(its pay to enter):

"So was I, so I took the whole 15 minutes it took and wrote my own implementation. I am awaiting them to activate a mozdev account for me to put it on, but until then if someone wants to host it for me I can get it up for all to use.


* It works almost exactly like IE's does except the cursor does not change (at least not yet).
* It works in Phoenix on Windows, I assume it will work with Mozilla and all supported platforms.



Edit: Thanks to R1CH: http://sa.r1.cx/autoscroll.html
Edit 2: Hopefully fixed URL."

THX SKIDOOER!!!!!!!!!!!!1

jcmkk
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 7:08 pm

The actual autoscroll feature works well, but it needs to only work if if the middle button is clicked on a spot in a webpage without a link. As of now, if you middle click a link to open it in a new tab it goes into autoscroll. Also if you middle click on any part of the interface outside of the webpage, it autoscrolls.

mattcoz
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 8:05 pm

Hmm, am I the only one that's been able to auto-scroll all along? I'm using a logitech mouse and I can use autoscroll in anything. I thought this was a standard feature with mice.

puntme
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 8:08 pm

mattcoz wrote:Hmm, am I the only one that's been able to auto-scroll all along?


Yep.

mattcoz
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 8:11 pm

oh

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johnh123
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 9:26 pm

It is a very good first step, but I hope the author can work on some of the issues mentioned in the first post- good job to the author.

psykotik
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 10:00 pm

Yah its currently a work in progress he released it to somethingawful.com to satisfy our basic wants, something MozScroll should have done ages ago. He plans on further advancing his bold first step with this script.

psykotik
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 10:55 pm

Straight from the man himself over in the SomethingAwful.com forums =>

"I'm working on a new release that fixes up some of these bugs as well as adding support for a different cursor, more IE like. But I'm going to bed now so it's not going to be tonight! "

- Skidooer, Author of Auto Scroll Extension

TD
 
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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 10:56 pm

Works great. Tell him thanks :)

wget

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Post Posted December 17th, 2002, 8:25 am

Skidoer has promised an update soon. It will contain various fixes plus a cursor to provide visual feedback that the scroller is enabled.

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Post Posted December 18th, 2002, 2:05 am

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Last edited by DeepFreeze3 on January 21st, 2003, 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

nelius
 
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Post Posted December 18th, 2002, 3:14 am

logitech mice have no problem with autoscroll IF you install the mouseware... witch again I didn't like... and I set it to MS compatible to regain the middleckick usage and the MSscroll (witch is imho better than the logitech AS)... so... bottomline the AS should be reachable without the need of installing any spesific mousedriver. It just should be there

yurk
 
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Post Posted December 18th, 2002, 4:20 am

One of the biggest advantages of Phoenix/Mozilla over IE is the (middle click on a link) -> (open link in a new background tab). Autoscroll should not interfere with that, by triggering only when not hovering a link (I.E. when the pointer is an arrow).

Jugalator
 
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Post Posted December 18th, 2002, 8:43 am

The version I got doesn't do that. Perhaps it was updated?

A problem I *do* get though is that the add-on stops working if I middle-click a tab to close it. At least that's what I think is triggering it.

nelius
 
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Post Posted December 18th, 2002, 8:58 am

also get sudden "stops" in the extension... and is it too much to ask to have the scroller stay active when middlebutton is clicked and release it again when its clicked again.. just so I don't have to hold down the button... lazy me :)

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