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How Microsoft polished the new version of Edge scrolling feature (Figure)

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/4/3 10:36:52     readed:244

Chromium-based Edge have now surpassed Firefox, as the second largest desktop browser after Chrome. The reason why it is so popular with users is that, in addition to following up Chromium gaining many outstanding features, microsoft has refined the browser, especially the in-depth study of page scrolling features, and the related features have been extended to Chrome.

Personality and Performance

At the beginning of the release of the Edge Canary Channel version, Microsoft received more than 1,000 feedbacks, most of which were constructive comments on improving rolling features. This puts Microsoft's emphasis on rolling personality and performance, including changing the way Edge Chromium work in the Windows to better match.


According to Microsoft's feedback:

●41% feedback with what we call rolling

●39% of the feedback is related to the functional issue that rolling can not work as expected.

●13% of the feedback involved specific performance issues such as missing frames, stuttering or responsiveness.

●5% feedback is related to PDF rolling issue.

●2% feedback does not belong to any of the previous.


On the basis of this feedback, to improve the user experience, Microsoft has made some changes to the Edge Chromium, and by improving the Chromium code, some major changes have been implemented for users to try.

Some of the most significant changes include:

● the improved animation curve, each mouse wheel, keyboard or scroll bar scrolling has a common version of the previous Edge.

● percentage-based scrolling to make smaller scroll bars easier to browse.

●Overscroll bounce, that is

Moving from old Edge to new Edge

Although these changes have brought many of the user's favorite features to the new Edge Chromium, Microsoft also said it is reassessing other existing rolling behaviors that are less popular. Microsoft's team, for example, compared scroll chaining (used in the classic Edge) to scroll latching (in the Chromium version), noting that more than 97 percent of users prefer scroll chaining rolling features.

A second example is Fling Boosting.Fling Boosting is a feature already included in the Chromium, which allows users to increase the speed of moving up and down through multiple flips until they reach the top or bottom of the page.

Microsoft Edge previously introduced its concept of moving up and down Quick Flick, users using a quick flip, but found in user research that most users could not reproduce the action accurately, so they would not replace Floosting Boosting. with it

What's next

Microsoft aims to integrate the essence of Microsoft Edge and Chromium to create the best browser experience in the market. While not paying much attention to the technical details of the scrolling feature as a regular user, Microsoft will listen to users and want to constantly improve their browsers.

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