Finger friendly scrolling - Was: [SHR] Miscellanious minor issues

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at
Thu Jan 29 23:10:20 CET 2009

So the contacts aren't scrolled until you press the scroll bar, move to the
desired letter, and let it go? I think it's a great idea. It gets rid of the
sluggish scrolling that's a real nuisance in SHR (and other distros).

2009/1/29 Steven **
<montgoss+openmokocommunity at<montgoss%2Bopenmokocommunity at>

> If done correctly, the scrollbar is the simplest(easiest to
> understand) and quickest way to find a contact.  It is currently
> extremely difficult to use the scrollbar in the SHR contacts app.
> But, instead of making it always take up extra room, I would propose a
> dynamic resizing.  Normally (when not in use) it's small like now.
> But if the user touches near the right edge, it should "explode" into
> a much bigger finger-friendly scrollbar.  Instead of just scrolling
> the list, it would scroll one letter at a time (with adequate visual
> feedback).  Then, when the user removes their finger from the screen,
> the list will pop to the selected letter.
> How does that sound?
> -Steven
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Johny Tenfinger <seba.dos1 at>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 19:37, kimaidou <kimaidou at> wrote:
> >> About the scrollbar, it is much to thin to be reachable with the finger.
> I
> >> proposed an enhancement in the trac : make the right scrollbar twice (or
> 3
> >> times) bigger, so that all soft needing it become more finger friendly
> >
> > In elementary (shr-settings), scrollbar is not reachable at all,
> > because it is not supposed to. For me, scrollbar in contacts should
> > look and behave like one from elementary, so I don't agree. It's only
> > wasting of space, and there are better ways to navigate than scrollbar
> > and finger scrolling (like alphabetic filtering in contacts etc.)
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