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Old 10-12-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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I have a brainwave for the viewer - horizontal scroll bar

When viewing a book using two columns I feel that I am moving through the book horizontally since columns sit left and right of each other. As a result it feels funny to me when the progress scroll bar is oriented vertically; it doesn't match to me.

I'm wondering if you could please Kovid make an option to position the scroll bar at the bottom of the viewer?

A second benefit of a scroll bar at the page bottom is there would be little chance of clicking somewhere in the scroll bar and jumping to a point in the book you don't want to be and finding your way back to where you were prior to the errant click. This mistake is easy to make when the pagination area and the scroll bar are side-by-side.

Thank you for reading!

Please, please ....

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Old 10-12-2019, 07:46 PM   #2
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Good idea

My main 'use' of the scroll bar is to give me a visual indication of how far I am in a book - i.e. for me it's a progress bar - I rarely use it to actually scroll.

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Old 10-12-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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When viewing a book using two columns I feel that I am moving through the book horizontally since columns sit left and right of each other. As a result it feels funny to me when the progress scroll bar is oriented vertically; it doesn't match to me.

I'm wondering if you could please Kovid make an option to position the scroll bar at the bottom of the viewer?

A second benefit of a scroll bar at the page bottom is there would be little chance of clicking somewhere in the scroll bar and jumping to a point in the book you don't want to be and finding your way back to where you were prior to the errant click. This mistake is easy to make when the pagination area and the scroll bar are side-by-side.

Thank you for reading!

Please, please ....

Garry
I agree.

I mentioned in an earlier post how most readers have horizontal scroll bars and how this matches our usual concept of pages changing horizontally (and pbooks are bound that way). And, as you mention, for 2 column reading, well...

Also mentioned that horizontal mouse movements are easier than vertical ones as vertical requires a whole arm movement but horizontal is just a forearm sweep (and often the case just a wrist movement suffices).
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:05 PM   #4
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Sure someday when all the craziness dies down, I dont have the bandwidth for new features right now.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:23 PM   #5
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Sure someday when all the craziness dies down, I dont have the bandwidth for new features right now.
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