Faster Scrolling Using Firefox For iOS9

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

  1. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

    fastlanephil

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    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 Westmere

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    It's likely inertia scrolling in play, which isn't used in Safari (at least not to its full capacity).
     
  3. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. 3rd party apps use the Webkit engine so its not something substantially different under the hood.
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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 macrumors G3

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    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 Westmere

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    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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