Opened 2 months ago

Closed 2 months ago

#389 closed enhancement (invalid)

Enhancement: Tab Group (horizontal) scrollbar limitations

Reported by: Hubert Maier Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 5.0-2018R3
Component: Scrollgroup.mui Version: 5.0-2018R2
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: OS Platform: AmigaOS4
Blocked By: Blocking:
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Description

Problem

On some occasions the text in a Tab Group could exceed the width of the window.
i.e. in Odyssey the entries in a Tab Group window can grow larger than the Odyssey window itself.

If that happens one has no chance to see/read that information except by scrolling down to the very bottom of the page, click on the horizontal scrollbar and move it to the right.

In the worst case one is bound to repeat that and loose track.

Analysis

  1. Open Odyssey
  2. Go here: http://www.amigans.net/modules/xforum/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7850&forum=25
  3. (Optional) Reduce the width of Odyssey's window

Due to me using the DHTML [ code ] option (and a rather long text) it doesn't respect the group window width and many of the information is lost on the right.

Enhancement recommendation

I have some ideas, don't know if they are feasable though:

  1. Make that bottom scrollbar usable with either a mouse button (i.e. the scrollwheel and a qualifier key which needs to be pressed as well)
  2. Make that bottom scrollbar usable with the keypad keys "4" (scroll left) and "6" (scroll right)
  3. Implement a "floating" scrollbar which will "attach" itself automatically to the bottom of the page (in the case of my example, just above the "Powered by XOOPS 2.0)", just like it's done with the other scrollbars that appear only when needed.

Notes

I'm not sure if this is really is the "Group.mui" part, but everything i changed to find out if i can alter that scrollbar led me to the "Groups" stuff in MUI Prefs.

The scrollbar itself is half in height btw, which probably means it's hardcoded in mUI.

If there is a way to set in MUIPrefs what i'd like to schieve, feel free to point me to it and close this item.

Thanks a lot

Attachments (2)

Workbench Screen_017.png (46.0 KB) - added by Hubert Maier 2 months ago.
The (half-sized) built-in scrollbar
Workbench Screen_019.png (77.9 KB) - added by Hubert Maier 2 months ago.
It would be great if the scrollbar could always appear on the bottom (if needed) no matter where in the Tab Group one is

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Change History (4)

Changed 2 months ago by Hubert Maier

Attachment: Workbench Screen_017.png added

The (half-sized) built-in scrollbar

Changed 2 months ago by Hubert Maier

Attachment: Workbench Screen_019.png added

It would be great if the scrollbar could always appear on the bottom (if needed) no matter where in the Tab Group one is

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by Thore Böckelmann

I am affraid I cannot do anything here. The scrollbar is located inside the HTML area and is not added by the surrounding scrollgroup. Note the "Powered by XOOPS…" string below the horizontal scrollbar. Thus the scrollbar was added by Odyssey HTML engine, not by MUI itself.

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by Thore Böckelmann

Component: Group.muiScrollgroup.mui
Milestone: future release5.0-2018R3
Priority: undecidednormal
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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