Scrolling Smoothly through Large Scripts

Lyn Teyla lyn.teyla at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 17:30:42 EST 2015


Ray wrote:

> Does anybody know how to scroll just one line per mouse-wheel movement through the script editor window?
> 
> I typically view several thousand lines at a time.  Each push of the little scroll wheel on my mouse produces an abrupt 'jerk' of 10 or 15 lines.  It's really hard on the eyes by the end of the day.


This is an important issue that affects not just current developers but also those looking at LiveCode as a possible tool for their projects.

The ability to not just scroll smoothly, but at the correct velocity based on user input, has been a basic requirement for any modern app for many years now.

It’s so fundamental that it’s become a subconscious requirement — end users and developers may not immediately realize what the issue is, but they know something’s not right.

It affects not just the script editor, but all LiveCode fields in general.

Some, like NASA (in-house apps) and EuroTalk (multimedia apps) may not care too much about this, but many do.

First impressions last, and what may seem like a tiny, low-priority issue is silently causing unnecessary attrition, affecting LiveCode’s revenue as well as those of LiveCode developers.

Please have a look at this bug report that I opened in 2008 and contribute any additional feedback to hopefully help bring it back into focus:

http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6286

Many thanks! :)

Lyn






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