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Accelerated scrolling in lists [duplicate]

asked 2014-03-04 01:52:43 +0300

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updated 2014-03-04 11:31:07 +0300

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It would be nice if all lists/screens had the same accelerated scrolling behaviour as the browser. That is, the more/quicker you scroll the faster it scrolls. This would help getting to the top or bottom of long lists faster.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by chemist
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I'd also love to have a scroll momentum behavior similar to lists in Android, i.e. when giving a long web page a scroll momentum and then do the same gesture again (while already scrolling), adding more momentum to the scroll and thus accelerating it. Currently the second gesture is more like decelerating the movement for a moment, just to accelerate again.

tokaru ( 2014-03-04 11:06:14 +0300 )edit

@szobi@chemist I wouldn't consider this a duplicate.. the other one is more about alternative ways to scroll down a list, this one is simply about improving the actual scroll behavior

tokaru ( 2014-03-04 14:47:51 +0300 )edit

@tokaru It feels like your proposal is another solution for the same issue (how to quickly access elements in long lists). So, it is more natural that your proposal should append the existing discussion in the form of another answer. This will prevent, that developers will implement two solutions to the same issue.

szobi ( 2014-03-04 15:22:48 +0300 )edit

Never mind, I'll add this to the other question, but just for better understanding: I think it's a matter of aspect - IMHO, @Joakim's suggestion is rather an improvement to an existing functionality (improve "scroll a page by dragging it" by making it feel more "natural"), same goes for my suggestion in the comment above. An additional "scrollbar" would be a new functionality to scroll even quicker, through even longer lists. These are not at all mutually exclusive, e.g. on Android you can find a "natural" scroll momentum and a scrollbar on the side, they go great together and each is useful in its own way.

tokaru ( 2014-03-04 17:48:59 +0300 )edit

I agree that adding more scroll momentum the more you scroll can be realized independed of the other questions solution. @chemist What is your suggestion with this question? Should it be reopend?

szobi ( 2014-03-04 18:01:42 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-04 11:27:17 +0300

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There is already a question dealing with navigation through long lists:

Please add your votes and commands there and close this question as a duplicate.

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