User Interfaces

Sometimes, we can get so used to a way of doing something that we lose perspective that there are different ways to do things. Sometimes, these ways could be better and should be considered.

Many years ago, I read an article criticising the way scrollbars are handled. It made the excellent point that scrollbars as they are implemented in Windows and other systems are awkward in some cases.

One can click in the space between the position indicator and one of the arrows to move one page in that direction. Or can you?

If near either end of the data, there may not be space to click in. This means that to move closer to the end, one can not go by page.

Another arrow in each direction to click on for moving pagewise would be very useful.

I have frequently wished for this over the years. Why can’t we have it?