Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2504 closed enhancement (invalid)

Scrollbars should include far right/bottom pixel column/row (Fitt's Law)

Reported by: sethwoodworth Owned by:
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords: scollbar, scroll, fitt's law, UX
Cc: lfaraone Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


Scrollbars, by necessity for small screens, are small in sugar. But we are not utilizing the right-most pixel as part of the scrollbar. As cited in the Sugar HIG[0] states that screen corners and edges are control interfaces that are highly usable according to Fitt's Law[1].

Here is the current interaction when someone wants to scroll down in an activity:

  1. User moves cursor to the far right scrollbar.
  2. User overshoots by one pixel to the right-most pixel (Y-max)
  3. User clicks and drags the cursor up or down.
  4. Sugar doesn't respond.

Ideally, this would happen:

  1. User moves cursor to the far right scrollbar.
  2. User knows and expects the Y-max to be clickable as scrollbar
  3. User clicks and drags.
  4. Sugar scrolls the window.


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by lfaraone

  • Cc lfaraone added

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by sethwoodworth

I was wrong. This isn't sugar-wide: it doesn't effect Journal or Help, but does effect Terminal. I will now log which activities this effects and which it doesn't so this bug can be reassigned.


  • Terminal
  • Abiword

Does Not:

  • Journal
  • Help
  • Chat

Not relevant:

  • Moon

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

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