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Chrome Browser, And Elegant Disappearing Scroll Tabs

The disappearing scroll tab, in the latest Chrome browser version, is tres elegante - for some blog owners.

Personally, I'm not convinced.

Hover the cursor in the scroll tab area, to get the tab to pop out.

If you use the Chrome browser, and the display content is longer (or wider) than one physical screen, you may not realise that.

Some people may think that part of their blog - their post - or their template - has been lost.

But, look again.

Now, you see it.



Now, you don't.



If you use a "mouse" with a scroll wheel, this is not a problem. Start scrolling with the wheel, and the tab pops out.

For folks who are accustomed to "grabbing" the tab, and dragging it downwards (sideways) to scroll, this is not a step forwards. If you want to read text, that's above the bottom of the blog, how do you scroll left to right, while reading a long line of text?

Look at what our readers see.

Now, you see it.



Now, you don't.



Where did the rest of my main page go??

What our readers think, when using Chrome, is another question.

I think that the scroll tab is another "well enough".

Now, you see it.



Now, you don't.



Where is the rest of my post code? What the #@!!?

At any rate, if you - or your readers - think that blog, post, or template content has mysteriously vanished, try using the scroll tab (if you can find the tab). You may find the "missing" content, right in front of you.



The Chrome Engineers recently added an elegant enhancement to their browser. If you're not scrolling up and down (or right to left), you don't have to look at that nasty old scroll tab - even when using the #Blogger post editor.

I'm not convinced that this is a step forward.

Comments

Adam said…
More hipster design. Eventually this fad will pass.

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