Two-finger scroll weirdness on NY Times

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sososowhat, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. sososowhat macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2003
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've got a 12-inch powerbook.

    Two finger scrolling on the track-pad works great, except for one spot:
    on the NY Times front-page ( there's a window toward the bottom where video clips are displayed. Note that I'm not starting the video -- just going over the window where it would be displayed.

    In Safari
    I scroll down into that window, using two fingers
    Suddenly down-scrolling stops working.:confused:
    Curiously, up-scrolling still works

    I can navigate out of the window using one-finger and now down-scrolling works again. By the way, if I scroll through the window before the (still)image in it loads, there's no problem. I haven't seen this anywhere else.

    Is it just me, or does anyone else have this oddity.

    edit: ok, I get exactly the same behavior with the scroll wheel on my Logitech mouse on my PowerMac.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    When the scrolling stops is the mouse pointer over some Flash content or (you may have to look at the source) an iframe? I get this on these sorts of elements as they trap the scroll event for themselves but as the content size matches the viewport size no scrolling occurs.
  3. apachie2k macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2006
    was MIAMI
    if it's a video, your actually scrolling through the video, fastfowarding, rewinding
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Possibly, but it could be that the video is in another frame and he's actually scrolling the frame rather than the whole front page. Two-finger scrolling is quirky like that.
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Yup, there's an advert like that on the front page in Macrumors too.
  6. joebells macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Yeah alot of the simple google ads hang up the 2 finger scrolling and the ads on engadget hang up my scrolling also even with a regular mouse.
  7. sososowhat thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2003
    Palo Alto, CA
    It seems to be a Safari-only thing. Two-finger scrolling there works fine from Firefox, but from Safari it doesn't, and also I get the same symptom from the mouse scroll wheel on my Powermac. Scrolling up is fine; scrolling down doesn't work.

    There does seem to be underlying Javascript, but the video just waiting to play, not playing. Scroll down a bit to find the Video area I'm talking about.

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