Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Chrome 17 on Lion has inertial scrolling like Safari 5 does. However, sometimes it reaches a point where the top/bottom edges are not bouncy anymore. This happens on a user profile in Chrome without any installed extensions.

The inertial scrolling is still there, but without the bouncy edges. The latter can be restored by restarting the computer. Just restarting Chrome does not fix it.

  • Is it possible to restore the bouncy scrolling in Chrome without restarting the computer?

I've issued at bug report at code.google.com.

Issue 120188
The inertial scrolling is not bouncy at the top/bottom edges after some use


I've made two screen recordings:

  1. Scrolling OK
  2. Scrolling BROKEN
share|improve this question
1  
I never noticed this before (it doesn’t bother me personally), but FWIW, Chrome 19.0.1081.0 canary still has this issue. Did you report a bug at new.crbug.com? You should, if you want the Chrome engineeers to fix this. –  Mathias Bynens Mar 26 '12 at 16:44
    
@MathiasBynens Not yet, but I guess I'll do this, too. –  gentmatt Mar 26 '12 at 16:48
add comment

2 Answers

Are you referring to top and bottom bouncy or left and right bouncy?

If left and right, it's because Chrome uses two-finger scrolling for back and forward before allowing bouncy. (I.e., if you can go back to a previous page but not forward, you can bounce on the right side but not the left. If you can't go back or forward, you can bounce on both sides. If you can go back and forward, you can't bounce on either side.) If you have two-finger back and forward gestures off (as I do), you still can't bounce laterally (which is very annoying, as I like to idly bounce the webpages as I read them).

share|improve this answer
    
I'm referring to the top/bottom bouncy behaviour. –  gentmatt Mar 26 '12 at 16:50
    
@gentmatt I've not seen that behaviour, so I can't speculate as to why it happens. Sorry. –  CajunLuke Mar 26 '12 at 16:53
    
Are you sure? Upon a fresh start, the bouncy behavior is the same in Chrome and Safari. Does Safari bounce at the top like Chrome does, or is it more gluey? –  gentmatt Mar 26 '12 at 16:55
    
I don't see any difference. I've just never seen Chrome stop bouncing at the top and bottom. (Doesn't mean it doesn't happen, just that I've not seen it. I don't do much vertical bouncy on the desktop.) –  CajunLuke Mar 26 '12 at 17:22
add comment
up vote 1 down vote accepted

This issue has been removed with the latest Chrome update (18.0.1025.142).

You can read more about the update here:

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.