Scrolling at edge of screen (Stop resize)

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  1. Cherish macrumors member

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    Hi,

    When I move my cursor to the right edge of screen on a maximize(non-fullscreen) Safari, the resize icon shows up but I could still scroll up and down. If I need to resize, I just have to move the cursor to the left.

    However, if I do the same with Google Chrome, it keeps trying to move/resize the window when I hold the cursor at the right edge of the scrollbar and scroll up/down unless i'm on full screen mode.

    Is there any way make it work the same as Safari?

    Thanks
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I tried out what you described.
    I tested various browsers, including Safari, Firefox, both Chrome beta and Chrome Canary, Roccat, and couple of other unusual ones.
    All work the same way.
    move cursor toward right edge of window, until the "Resize" arrow appears. The window will scroll at that point.
    Move from outside right edge to left, until the Resize arrow appears, and scroll does not function until moving a tiny fraction further right.
    In all cases, when you see the Resize arrow, you can always click-hold to resize.
    The different types of browsers MAY be slightly different about where the scroll bar draws (no more than a pixel, I suppose), but I didn't do much with determining more precise positioning.
    If that edge where the scroll bar sits is a mystery for you, then you could try contacting Google, to see if there is any possibility of a redesign, or maybe even some setting change. But, I think it's part of the browser window in Chrome, so I wouldn't hold out much hope for that.
    Use a browser that works better for you - there's probably still 10 or 15 with distinctive design differences, plus various test/beta versions of most of those.
     
  3. Cherish thread starter macrumors member

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    When I expand the window (Not green+icon or full screen), meaning you could still see the dock and top menu bar but the window is expanded to fit the rest of the screen, the resize icon shows up when I move my mouse cursor all the way to the right edge of screen so you will only see <- on the resize mouse cursor icon not the full <->. On all Apple apps like Safari or Mail, scrolling up and down works even when only half of the resize mouse cursor icon <- is on the scroll bar.

    However, if I do this on non Apple apps like Google Chrome, the resize icon shows up but it does not allow me to scroll. Instead, if i scroll down when my cursor is all the way to the right with the <- resize icon showing, the window will drag down instead of scrolling down like Safari. If Chrome is on full screen, even when my cursor is all the way to the right, meaning the cursor does not touch the scroll bar at all, it can still scroll without resizing. So how to make it work on non Apple apps when it is not full screen?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I don't know how to make my Mac do what you see.

    I have been working mostly with Chrome.

    Expand the window to the edges of the screen.
    Move the mouse cursor to the right edge of the screen, so the <-- is what I see.
    I can scroll up and down, and holding the mouse button allows me to drag the right side of the window - and I can still scroll at the same time
    (Not sure WHY I would ever want to do that, but then I don't normally ever use a screen filling a full window, when actual full-screen is much better (for me)

    Now that I try that again in Safari, I get scrolling, and I can also click and drag the right edge. Works the same as Chrome for me.
    If anything, Safari is a tiny bit more finicky about cursor position than Chrome, but other than that, both appear to function much the same (or not a difference that I can see), at least in that area around the right window/screen edge.

    So, is there any possibility that you have some plug-in, or extension that you use in Chrome, and affects your cursor in some way? I don't know what else to suggest.
    (caveat - this is different for me, because I keep my OS X dock on the right side, which interferes on the right edge in other ways. I had to get used to the different "feel" with the dock on the bottom, so I COULD still be misinterpreting what you say you are doing, but I don't believe that I am)
     
  5. Cherish, Dec 14, 2014
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    Cherish thread starter macrumors member

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    What I meant was when you see the resize cursor <- at the edge of screen, it is impossible to scroll when you hold down left click and move the mouse downward in Google Chrome. When you do that in Chrome, it will drag the window down instead of scrolling down like in Safari/Mail.

    You must not use trackpad or the scrollwheel on the mouse to scroll but to hold down left mouse click and move the mouse down when your cursor <- is at the edge of screen to get a better idea.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Sorry, doesn't work for me.
    I can't get either Chrome or Safari to simultaneously scroll AND drag with a left click. That doesn't work on either browser (for me).

    Are you are running an older OS X system? Safari, and Chrome all updated versions, etc?

    I suspect that there is simply a tiny mis-drawing of the different browser windows, where the physical response to click/select/scroll/drag/etc is such a small amount different, that a minor position change works for you, but not me.
    I don't have any trackpad - only my favorite USB mouse w/scroll wheel - and no third-party driver for the mouse.
    You also probably are not using the same Logitech USB mouse that I use.
    I have about 10 different mice, mostly different brands. Different devices will show tiny differences in response/tracking, and acceleration - sometimes very noticeable variations.
    I bet that accounts for the difference between you and me :D
     
  7. Cherish thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm on Yosemite with updated version of Safari/Mail and it works with drag left click scrolling at edge.

    Is there a way to start Chrome in full screen that takes up 1 Space in mission control when you launch/restart with reopen windows option or do you have to always press the green expand icon? Thanks
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Unless there is an internal setting in Chrome, looks like it will be a two step process:
    Open Chrome, and Ctrl-Cmd-F so it goes into a space.
    Press and hold Chrome's icon in the dock, and from the menu that appears, chooseOptions, then Assign to This Desktop.
    That space will be reserved for Chrome when you launch it.

    Then Quit Chrome.
    Now, when you launch Chrome, it will be assigned to THAT space, so just press Ctrl-Cmd-F, and Chrome will go to full screen.
     

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