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  • Lady Gresley
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    Scroll bar arrows that is – who the flip decided we don’t need them any more?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Same here. Some other little things going on too. Not sure I’m happy ๐Ÿ™

    Jamie
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    The second of the new changes, however, is perhaps even more alarming. In this release of Chrome, even the desktop version of the browse now dispenses with native, standard UI controls like radio buttons and scrollbars. Instead, it uses non-standard UI controls that match the look and feel of Chrome for Metro and thus Chrome OS.

    http://winsupersite.com/cloud/chrome-32-vs-windows

    Lady Gresley
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    There is an add-on called Rescroller I found to replace arrows – but still not happy either.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Page up/Down/End still has scroll bars, can’t say I’ve noticed until I looked across now.

    CountZero
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    Serve ’em right if users ditch Chrome for other browsers; the loss of advertising might encourage the dozy idiots to rethink this dumb idea.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Why do people need scroll bar arrows on a desktop browser?

    Don’t you have a wheel on your mouse and/or a keyboard right in front of you?

    Do people actually click away at the arrows to scroll?

    *confused*

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    yep Graham people are creatures of habit, as I said above I didn’t know they were gone until I looked ๐Ÿ™‚

    Serve ’em right if users ditch Chrome for other browsers; the loss of advertising might encourage the dozy idiots to rethink this dumb idea.

    easily fixed though

    There is an add-on called Rescroller I found to replace arrows

    a nice open platform with endless scope for customisation ๐Ÿ™‚

    butcher
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    At work I use a graphics pen. You can scroll using the pad, but it’s not as easy as using the scroll wheel on on the mouse, so I use the scroll bar on the screen generally.

    Slogo
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    if they have done that. what else have they taken away.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Jamie – Member
    The second of the new changes, however, is perhaps even more alarming. In this release of Chrome, even the desktop version of the browse now dispenses with native, standard UI controls like radio buttons and scrollbars. Instead, it uses non-standard UI controls that match the look and feel of Chrome for Metro and thus Chrome OS.
    http://winsupersite.com/cloud/chrome-32-vs-windows

    That link is probably even too whiney and melodramatic for in here!!

    Jamie
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    That link is probably even too whiney and melodramatic for in here!!

    Well, what can you expect from Windows users. Drama queens, the lot of ’em.

    if they have done that. what else have they taken away.

    OUR FREEEEEEEEDOM!

    mikey74
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    Can we file this one under: First World problems, oh won’t someone please think of the children.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Who the hell clicks on scroll bar arrows? Why would anyone ever want to do that? I think the last time I did was in Windows 3.1.

    Jamie
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    Who the hell clicks on scroll bar arrows?

    The OP?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Slogo – Member
    if they have done that. what else have they taken away.

    If you didn’t notice do you care? Was it a bad thing?

    grum
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    Who the hell clicks on scroll bar arrows? Why would anyone ever want to do that?

    +1

    Lady Gresley
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    I use a laptop with a touchpad and no mouse, so yes, the arrows are very useful.

    clubber
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    This is a huge problem

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    Lady Gresley – can you do two finger scrolling on the touchpad?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Don’t you find using the keys a bit easier that trying to hit tiny arrow buttons with a touchpad?

    (ie. PageUp / PageDown / Home / End / Arrow keys?)

    Premier Icon ads678
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    Wow, 2 finger scrolling!! That’s amazing!!

    Thank you.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Lady Gresley – can you do two finger scrolling on the touchpad?

    and if not two-finger, then one finger on the side of the touchpad.

    or if a thinkpad, middle trackpad button and nipple (ooererrr)

    sharkbait
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    Lady Gresley – can you do two finger scrolling on the touchpad?

    Oi Clubber… rudy boy ๐Ÿ˜€

    Scroll bar arrows…. how 90’s. TBH I hadn’t noticed!

    grum
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    I use a laptop with a touchpad and no mouse, so yes, the arrows are very useful.

    Don’t most laptops have some scrolling mechanism in the touchpad? On a Mac you can scroll with two fingers – on my GF’s old laptop there was a little strip down the side you could scroll with.

    I don’t know if I’d bother using the internet if I still had to click on the arrows! There’s not been any in safari for a while now I don’t think.

    Lady Gresley
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    My netbook has two finger scrolling, but my old laptop doesn’t. It is about 6 or 7 years old though.

    allthepies
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    Don’t most laptops have some scrolling mechanism in the touchpad?

    +1, even my Mum’s shonky, cheapo Acer laptop had a middle button your could configure to do window scrolling.

    Now she’s got a Chromebook with the two finger scrolling thang ๐Ÿ™‚

    chambord
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    I don’t use the arrows but I do grab the bar to move to the top or bottom of the page.

    Jamie
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    I don’t use the arrows but I do grab the bar to move to the top or bottom of the page.

    You could always use…

    Shift+Space Bar > Up
    Space Bar > Down

    ….to go page by page up.

    or..

    Home & End keys will take you directly to the top and bottom of the page.

    (Mac: Command (?) + Arrow Keys)

    chambord
    Member

    Shift+Space Bar > Up
    Space Bar > Down

    Ta!

    toys19
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    usual story a new coder has been employed and wants to change for the sake of it. Have you noticed how googlemaps has changed? Bloody annoying having to form new habits.

    Jamie
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    usual story a new coder has been employed and wants to change for the sake of it. Have you noticed how googlemaps has changed? Bloody annoying having to form new habits.

    Yup. Some new guy has just started at Google and has the power to implement new features/remove old ones into the stable build of Chrome and Google Apps.

    *sniggers*

    toys19
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    yah ok so I may have the position wrong, maybe it’s a new brand manager, but somebody thinks its clever to change stuff for the sake of it. I use expensive software every day and it is a significant business cost to deal with constant “upgrades”. We tend to sit on them and do them every 6 months.

    grum
    Member

    How has google maps changed?

    Jamie
    Member

    How has google maps changed?

    They’ve drawn penises on Botswana.

    Have a look: http://www.google.co.uk/maps/about/explore/

    toys19
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    grum, do you know I cant find it now, I keep ending up on a google map page with the controls (like satelliete images or not, streetview etc)down the bottom, when normally they are top left. but when I googled it just then it was back to the old style. hmmmmmmm

    clubber
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    LG – as has been suggested, you can usually set up the right hand portion of the pad to allow scrolling – it’ll be under trackpad settings.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    It’s probably worth checking the Wellers Auction site to see if the arrows have turned up there.

    Premier Icon annebr
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    I used to use double click to zoom on Google maps, that doesn’t work on the new version.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Page up / Page down scroll a page at a time. Up and down cursor keys scroll a line at a time. Home and End will go to the top / bottom of the page.

    On the scroll bar, clicking above or below the ‘handle’ (the bit that scrolls) will page up / down. Grabbing the handle by clicking and holding on it will allow you to drag it up and down.

    Many trackpads have some sort of scroll functionality, though it may be disabled by default. On mine, the very right-hand edge will scroll if I tap, hold and drag. On my work laptop there’s a ‘middle button’ which puts the trackpoint into scroll mode. Might be worth googling / looking for settings for it in control panel.

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