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Scroll Safari page overflow elements on iPhone iOS devices
I was bummed to find out that it didn't appear that I could use one of my favorite web apps, Google Reader. Reader loads just fine, but it places all of the RSS articles into a div element with the overflow attribute set to auto. For non web gurus, this creates a portion of a webpage that can be scrolled, much like a frame within the page. If you try to scroll around in an area like this, it instead scrolls around the entire page.

The good news, is that there is a very easy way to scroll these kinds of areas. Just use two fingers to scroll!

[robg adds: You can occasionally see such elements on macosxhints pages -- I use them to post longer script/code blocks, as in this hint. The two-finger scroll does indeed work as described.]
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Scroll Safari page overflow elements on iPhone
Authored by: dfbills on Jul 05, '07 02:41:52PM

Very cool! I hadn't figured that one out yet.

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Scroll Safari page overflow elements on iPhone
Authored by: erichsu on Jul 06, '07 12:00:16AM

That is awesome! I was getting frustrated using the beta version of newsgator.com (which syncs to NetNewsWire), and couldn't figure out how to scroll the articles in the right pane.

Woo hoo! RSS back on track!



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Scroll Safari page overflow elements on iPhone
Authored by: truegritt on Jul 07, '07 11:07:29AM
Um . . . why wouldn't you just use Google Reader Mobile?

http://www.google.com/reader/m/

WAY better than trying to use the primary Google Reader interface on your iPhone.

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Scroll Safari page overflow elements on iPhone
Authored by: mountainash on Jul 12, '07 06:34:32PM
That's a great tip. I can't live without the "2 finger scrolling" on my MacBook.

I've while using http://iphonetester.com/ (as I wait for the iPhone to come to Australia) the better iPhone sites use one screen, without the need to scroll.

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