Smoothwheel firefox addon
Wow, this makes me in an odd sense feel like my browser has been remade… Wow… Okay, now that I’m finished running around this add-on wildly and gazing at how amazing it is, I’ll tell you about it, what it does and where to find it.
Even right now, I’m scrolling up and down the page… ooh… ah… It is probably the most amazing thing since Compiz-Fusion wobbly windows… I still can’t stop admiring this… I should probably stop blabbering or you’ll stop reading. Down to business.
So, basically this firefox (actually a mozilla plug-in, pretty old, but it’s still a .xpi and it works, so all the better…) add-on makes your scrolling natural like rather than somewhat choppy scrolling normally provided in firefox. I found other add-ons similar, this was the best.
Once you install it, as I did, you’ll notice right away that it’s a better overall experience. You can customize the many aspects of it such as keys to make the scrolling faster or add finesse, the speed of the scroll, the step size (in pages, like 1/7 a page 🙂 ). You can achieve these modifications by just going to Tools -> Add-ons and locating the plug-in (it needs to be installed, look down for the link) then finally hitting preferences. Play around in there.
For some, you won’t like this and go into anaphylactic shock (you are probably hyper-sensitive… 😆 ) you can always go without it, or use the keyboard. Remember: up, down space, shift+space.
It’s just I can’t seem to know how I lived with the clunky normal/ default scrolling… This just seems much more natural to me. It even does the smooth scrolling in enclosed scrolling areas, such as the one I’m writing in now…
While I’m here, and speaking of add-ons/ plug-ins (whatever) I was going to blog about some cool (two, to be exact) pidgin plug-ins I found out about. But, no, they wouldn’t compile, like the other one I tried a while ago. They were just notification plug-ins, but I was really looking forward to trying libnotify, it looked so good…
Anyways, such is life. I have to go in a bit as apparently as I spend to much time on the computer (and so do most 13-25+ year olds, more so with the linux people 😉 ). I will find something interesting to come, I hope you enjoyed this and have fun admiring how nice your scrolling is. 😛 (This should be (an option) in nautilus!)