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what is smooth scrolling

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I fail to understand the difference between auto scrolling and smooth scrolling. I have some issues with the scrolling experience on Firefox but I think it improved today and felt happy. Then I read that enable smooth scrolling by default has been changed on Aurora recently. But failed to understand the difference between smooth scrolling and auto scrolling. I find scrolling in Chrome and Safari to be very aesthetic and nice but never found the above two scrolling types in them.

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Hi,

Please see this for a general explanation.

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Vivek 310 solutions 2084 answers

Chosen Solution

Hi,

Please see this for a general explanation.

Firefox Options

Question owner

Hey thanks.I think I know now.

Vivek 310 solutions 2084 answers

You are welcome :)