It's 2017 and scrolling using a trackpad on Windows is still frustratingly awful, even on their so-called "Precision Trackpads" which are typically anything but.
Apple perfected trackpads a decade ago. What's the hold-up, Microsoft?
Microsoft says it will fix "scroll jank" because Edge needs it and Chrome sorted it ages ago. The Register had not heard of it until Microsoft posted news of a fix coming to its Edge browser. A little searching later and we learnt that scroll jank is when a computer can't keep pace with a user scrolling down a web page. Users …
I find it more annoying that pages jump around like buggery as they load. Particularly on slower connections. I'm fed up with trying to click a link only for the page to shift causing me to click on an ad instead. Enabling scroll anchoring in Chrome has very hit and miss results.
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This is also a thing in Word. I'm editing a book with chapters in the hundreds of pages. My new Dell XPS laptop lacks a pointing stick, the first time I haven't had one since 1993, so I'm learning to use a touch pad. It works fine on long web pages with Chrome or Opera, but in Word when I start to scroll it always scrolls the wrong way for a bit then finally starts out in the right direction. This always results in losing my place, particularly in footnotes. I've tried reversing the scroll, to no avail. My workaround has been to use an external trackball when editing. Has anyone else seen this?
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