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Is there a vertical scroll bar?

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Swipe scrolling often gets misinterpreted as double click? I would like to see a more positive control for scrolling such as a scroll bar similar to Windows or Scroll Up and Scroll Down buttons.

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Scrolling on a touch screen definitely is an art and not "intuitive." However, I don't recall seeing scroll bars in any Android apps, so perhaps it just isn't done (or not done easily) on that platform?

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jscher2000
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Scrolling on a touch screen definitely is an art and not "intuitive." However, I don't recall seeing scroll bars in any Android apps, so perhaps it just isn't done (or not done easily) on that platform?

kbrosnan
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There are scroll location indicators but they are hard to notice as they are dark grey. Scroll bars are not a common interface element on Android. Some apps implement a thumb scroller. We have an open request such an interface element but it has not been implemented yet.

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Yes! I now see the scroll bars, they appear right at the right edge and bottom edge of the screen but only when you touch the edge. I can now scroll quite easily having found out how to do it.I am using a stylus to avoid greasy finger prints on the screen. Scrolling seems much more difficult with the stylus and it seems to trigger the zoom function more often than a finger tip. The amount of zoom is also a problem. Firefox also tends to zoom in too far with the double tap.You can zoom in with a double tap in Firefox but how do you zoom out again?

oneyeandbag 0 solutions 2 answers

Hi, I cant move the 2 sliders on this calculator website Im referring to the 2 little blue buttons that slide up and down to increase / reduce the number of years.

Im using a Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet. My wife has an Ipad and they work OK on that.

http://www.mortgagechoice.com.au/home-loans/calculators/home-loan-extra-repayment-calculator.aspx

kbrosnan
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This is unrelated to the original question.

However it is a site coding issue. http://www.mortgagechoice.com.au/calculators/scripts/draggable-0.1.js only accepts touch input from Webkit based browsers. This site needs to update their code to work with other mobile browsers besides Webkit.

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