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    What name is it?

    After middle clicking blank area in a browser, a circle thingy show up.

    Then you move your cursor around it to scroll the page.

    Further the cursor from the circle, faster the scrolling speed will be.

    What name this circle and scrolling mechanism is?
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    auto scroll
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    Quote Originally Posted by audinue View Post
    After middle clicking blank area in a browser, a circle thingy show up.

    Then you move your cursor around it to scroll the page.

    Further the cursor from the circle, faster the scrolling speed will be.

    What name this circle and scrolling mechanism is?
    That is probably custom coded. You could do it with flash or javascript fairly easily. It may be clever but I doubt it has a name. This is the kind of "concept" you could plagiarize without copying any source and thus, not really have to credit anyone (eg, this is based on a neat idea someone else had that I saw). But you could call yours the "fixed scroll vortex"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27
    That is probably custom coded.
    It might be, but enabling autoscrolling in Firefox allows exactly what was described, and it could be the case that this feature was copied from say, Opera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    It might be, but enabling autoscrolling in Firefox allows exactly what was described,
    Oh! Well I have never seen that before. I thought audinue meant something that was specific to a particular page...

    Actually I just turned on autoscroll and I'm not noticing anything, but I'll leave it and see.
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    Eh, isn't this related to the mouse feature that has existed for ages?
    Middle-click in the browser, and move up or down to scroll.
    Don't know what it's called exactly, though.
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    IE has done this for years. It's not all that useful. I do not know the exact term for it.

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    I think this is built-in to some windows components like textboxes and grids and its activated at window level.
    I always called it AutoScroll, but Microsoft apparently calls it Reader Mode.
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    Ya learn something new everyday. Thanks for the link. Had no idea this has been available since SP2.

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    Is that to say that Microsoft thinks some people prefer to read with the text slowly moving up the page at all times? I mean... if we're going to have it stop and grab the mouse to scroll a bit more, anyway, then I don't see the advantage. I certainly know I'd have trouble reading an article if I felt like I was working against a clock.
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    I have this working now in FF and I think it's the greatest thing since the scroll wheel.
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    It's very useful for broken mouse wheel scroll :P.

    And I think it will be even more useful to pan landscape images, since wheel scrolling just pan the image vertically.

    I found that ACDSee and IrvanView doesn't have this nice feature. So I'll add it to my image viewer.

    Btw, thanks for the name AutoScrolling. I think it's better and easier to understand to user's perspective instead of ReaderMode.

    Many thanks!
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