Faster Scrolling Using Firefox For iOS9

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by fastlanephil, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    I see that scrolling long pages with graphics such as The UK Daily Mail is much faster using the new Firefox for iOS9 than Safari.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's likely inertia scrolling in play, which isn't used in Safari (at least not to its full capacity).
  3. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Agreed. 3rd party apps use the Webkit engine so its not something substantially different under the hood.
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Definitely the latter. If it was absent completely it would stop scrolling as soon as your finger left the screen and feel very artificial and unintuitive
  5. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    When did they first make this change to Safari? I've seen people talking about it since at least iOS 7. Very strange that they'd change something that was commonly the reason why people felt that both the iPhone and iPad felt like magic when they were first released. The current scrolling feels more like using like a slow scrollwheel when before it felt very 1:1 to your movement which is how the rest of iOS still handles it.
  6. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    UI is smoother in general for some reason. I think it might have something to do with being made with Swift 2.0, but can't be sure.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hard to say. Not sure it was really supported all the way at all, or perhaps quite a ways back at least.

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