The scroll bar in emacs 22

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at
Thu May 17 11:57:57 UTC 2007

On 17/05/07, Göran Uddeborg <goeran at> wrote:
> Late in the cycle I start to notice the details:
> The scroll bar in emacs 22, with GTK, is a bit strange.  It acts as if
> there is an empty page after the actual contents of a buffer.  Since
> it is possible to place the last line of the buffer at the top of the
> window, there is in some technical sense such a page in the DISPLAY of
> the buffer.  But I find this non-intuitive.  It is more natural if the
> scroll bar reflects the part of the buffer CONTENT that is shown.  It
> was like that previously, in the non-GTK emacs 21.
> Does anybody know if this is some kind of configuration error?  Or
> something I should report upstreams?  Or maybe an intentional, eh,
> quirk, of GTK emacs?

I see the same thing. Actually, it's more tricky than that - you get a
different result depending upon whether you use the mousewheel to
scroll, or the scroll bar. With the mouse wheel you get the behaviour
that I think you desire. This is inconsistent though - I suggest
reporting it to emacs-devel mailing list.

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