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Re: scrollbar on left side

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:34:36PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 10/22/2010 09:44 AM, lee wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:24:46PM +0200, Roel Schroeven wrote:
> >>lee wrote:
> >>>On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:39:22PM +0200, Andreas Weber wrote:
> >>>>On 2010-10-21 22:48, lee wrote:
> >>>>>On a side note: Someone once asked me why the text is moving up when
> >>>>>you move the scrollbar down. Where´s the logic in that? Why isn´t the
> >>>>>text moving up together with the scroll bar?
> >>>>Seriously? It indicates the position in the document, and so it behaves.
> >>>
> >>>Yes, seriously, and I do see the point. You move the text with the
> >>>scrollbar, so why does the text move into the opposite direction of
> >>>the scrollbar?
> >>
> >>Because it doesn't move the text, it moves the viewing window in the text.
> >
> >The window isn´t moving, it remains at the same place on the
> >display. When you move the window, the contents move with it. When you
> >move the scrollbar, the contents of the window move. So you can´t
> >argue that movement is relative.
> >
> I knew that Roel's use of the phrase "viewing window" would confuse
> someone.  There's more than one use of the word "window".

In this case, there isn´t a relevant --- and certainly no obvious ---
difference between "viewing window" and (a particular meaning of)
"window". Making things more difficult than necessary can sometimes
lead to confuse oneself and others. Yet sometimes, it helps proving a

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