quick scroll for flickables [duplicate]

asked 2015-06-03 11:19:41 +0300

mikelima gravatar image

updated 2015-06-11 14:00:56 +0300

chemist gravatar image

I understand the preferred way to handle big lists is to partition them/search them, but it is not always practical to do so. Even Jolla developed programs sometime have huge scrollable lists that cannot be reasonably handled, for example the about:config settings of the browser: this has hundreds (thousands?) of items and changing one in the middle means thumbing the list for minutes at a time.

A search option would help, but also a quick way to move quickly to a position in the middle of the list.

The situation is a bit better than for the first release of SailfishOS, as it is now possible to goto the beginning or end of the list. But since there is a mechanism to handle quickscroll, maybe making the overlay behave as a sctrollbar would be better.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by chemist
close date 2015-06-11 14:01:17.673842


Can't agree more. It's hard to reach the centre of a list now.

fishegg ( 2015-06-05 09:00:09 +0300 )edit

Is my question title too cryptic? Any suggestion on improving it?

mikelima ( 2015-06-11 11:03:53 +0300 )edit

I refrained from giving specific suggestions in the question because I think there are multiple ways to improve the situation, and they could all work. it would make sense to add a few specialized ways to browse the list, plus a generic "scrollbar" one as a fallback.

mikelima ( 2015-06-11 11:08:18 +0300 )edit

As you already said you found your duplicate, please add your suggestion as answer to the other question, thanks. (Or it might be what I just wrote yesterday as answer, I am looking for something like the N9-scroll-see_an_overlay-to-quick-scroll thing)

chemist ( 2015-06-11 14:00:38 +0300 )edit

@chemist whatever, but this question was asked first! Why is this closed instead of the duplicate?

mikelima ( 2015-06-11 15:23:18 +0300 )edit