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Hover scroll in OmniWeb Web Browsers
If you have a scroll wheel mouse, you can use OmniWeb to 'hover scroll' background windows. Try this experiment.

Open two OmniWeb windows that require vertical scrolling, and position them so that you can see a fair bit of the back one. Move the mouse over the back window, and use your scroll wheel without clicking in the window to activate it. It scrolls! Move the mouse over the front window, and you'll scroll that one instead -- no clicking required.

I imagine this is a feature, but I'd never noticed it before. Could prove useful at times.
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Used to be system wide...
Authored by: vgz on Apr 01, '01 12:17:25PM

In the public beta I could open the terminal, textedit, and Omniweb and use the scroll wheel to scroll any window in any app when the mouse was over that window. So it used to be a very nice feature. I've sent in feedback requesting that they re-implement this feature.



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Used to be system wide...
Authored by: Reddog on Apr 01, '01 02:43:12PM

I, too, wish that Apple would implement this feature. It's fairly common in the Unix world and called "Focus follows mouse". I've gotten used to it in Be and Windows, and I like it a lot. It can be activated in Windows also by using TweakUI and in Be it is an option in the mouse control panel.



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