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Fine-tune scrolling when using a wheel-mouse

In BJ5 beta, scrolling using the mouse wheel currently does not work ideally, in that a single nudge of the wheel scrolls the content too much. In the date picker, for example, if I have all of August 2015 displayed then I scroll down one click/nudge so I can make an entry for the first week of September, it scrolls too far and I can only see Sept 13-Oct 24. I have to use arrow keys to scroll back up to the first 2 weeks of September. Similarly, in when there's a scrolling list such as a checklist, scrolling the wheel by a single click/nudge tends to make pretty much the whole visible area scroll up, when it would be more appropriate for just 3-10 lines to scroll up, as it would in, say, a browser

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  • Edward King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Justin - you're absolutely right that it is possible to change the number of "line" that each click of the wheel represents; that's available in Control Panel | Mouse | Wheel (tab). I am pretty sure that I had not changed that from the default, however, which was 3 lines. So the concern would be that other users with default settings might experience the same as me. The good news is that changing it to 2 lines did improve scrolling in the BJ5 calendar so that it scrolled back by 1 entire month. So that fixes my problem; I'm still not sure how many (if any) others may experience the same. If they do, at least we know now how to fix it!.

  • AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Edward,

    I'm not seeing the wheel move so far here. I did a quick check and I suspect it may be possible to configure the distance the mouse wheel scrolls.

    Please take a look at "To change how the mouse wheel works" section here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/change-mouse-settings#1TC=windows-7

    I didn't have any such options, but perhaps you do?

  • Edward King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sorry for the late reply. This is on Windows. I misspoke slightly in my original comment; it's actually even harder than that to select a recent past date in BJ5... If I start a new entry, the date field appropriately defaults to Feb 18. Clicking the dropdown displays the calendar for the full month of February. But let's say I want to create an entry for Jan 31. Using cursor keys doesn't actually work to move up a few rows to January. And if I use the mouse wheel instead to scroll up, the calendar display jumps directly to show Dec 13-Jan 23. The only way to select a date in the Jan 24-31 range is to select a different date such as Jan 23 and then manually edit it

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