[whatwg] Should scrollbars move focus?

Etienne Levesque Guitard etiennelg at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 21:10:55 PDT 2012

I think Ubuntu has the right behavior, similar to how you can scroll
windows in OS X (with the scroll wheel) even if they're not in a focus; a
huge usability improvement over Windows when doing side-by-side document

If anything, I believe the user agent should never change platform
behavior. If platform A has behavior X and platform B has behavior Y, then
the user agent should behave as X on A and B on Y.

Which is to say: scroll bars should never change focus, regardless of the
case (as far as I know all platforms follow this convention)

On 2012-11-01 7:08 PM, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:

> It would be trivial to change Gecko so that clicking on scrollbars never
> moves focus. So I'm on the fence too, although obviously it would be
> lower-risk for us to not change anything :-).
> Rob
> --
> Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the
> Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority
> over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among
> you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your
> slave — just
> as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his
> life as a ransom for many.” [Matthew 20:25-28]

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