09-10-2019 12:56 PM
09-10-2019 12:56 PM
Ever since Edge Chromium was released, there have been no scroll bars on the New Tab/Start pages. I have reported this numerous times and it still has not been fixed. This problem makes it almost impossible to read the news on that page. I would like to use the Dev version for my default browser, but I am tired of going back to regular Edge to read the news. Am I the only one that has this problem? I know a lot of people have their own start pages, but I like the furnished one. I would think you would want to fix that just to leave a better impression for new users. If they can't use that page and don't know how to change it, they are going to be unhappy. Please fix this! It can't be that difficult to fix.
09-10-2019 02:36 PM
09-10-2019 02:42 PM
@HotCakeX No, you are not missing anything, but I have my mouse set to scroll by pages, not by lines and I don't want to have to keep changing that setting just so I can read the news. Almost every page on the internet has scroll bars and I expect this one to be no different. Users might think twice about using a browser that doesn't have scroll bars on the start page. I don't think Microsoft wants that either.
09-10-2019 02:53 PM
09-10-2019 02:57 PM - edited 09-10-2019 03:04 PM
Hi Mike & welcome,
"Please fix this! It can't be that difficult to fix.", Mike
The degree of difficulty is a moot point as there is nothing to fix, in the 1st place.
The old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies here. There is no recognition of a 'problem' needing to be 'fixed'. One can certainly & very easily scroll down the New page & view the news items without a scroll bar... there isn't one, true, nor any need, so, it isn't seen a problem needing fixing; a likely theory on how the Team may be viewing this. You can save a wee bit of scrolling by hitting the button circled below which, pulls the news up to the top & then scroll down from there for more news items. Scrolling (anywhere) does not require a bar.
09-10-2019 03:09 PM - edited 09-10-2019 03:09 PM
Well you might not have a problem with the design on the new tab page but clearly OP has and that's why he posted in this forum.
adding a scroll bar to the new tab page would help his situation. Windows users have lots of possibilities to customize their OS and how they interact with it. it's called personalization.
would be great if not a single user was left behind and everybody enjoyed the new Edge browser.
09-10-2019 03:10 PM
09-10-2019 03:13 PM
09-10-2019 03:17 PM
09-10-2019 03:53 PM
Too bad you sound quite upset. Any page can be scrolled with a bar or any need for one, even though you fell one is required. Pointing you to the button circled in red. As stated, it saves some scrolling as it pops the News to the top for you. Here it is again. Tip: Think you need to look a wee bit further down. Looking for ⬇ Personalized news & more button. Not, the words/links below it.
09-10-2019 04:57 PM
09-10-2019 09:30 PM
Or, Mike, one could scroll via the mouse wheel and stay in one same browser. Also, Edge C is far from finished. And, here's another thought /suggestion for you. It would mean using ONE browser and an app which, of course, can be pinned to your task bar AND it has a scroll bar (I didn't mark it, but, it's easy to see in the usual spot) You guessed it, it's the News app; it's, even, a default app, meaning, already, in your OS, you don't, even, have to fetch it from Store. Maybe, you'll fancy the idea, this approach for yourself. Seems would give you something you'd like & enjoy without involving 2 browser windows...Plus, remember, there will not be Edge C and Edge (forever) as eventually Edge C replaces Edge.
09-10-2019 11:41 PM
09-10-2019 11:46 PM - edited 09-11-2019 12:15 AM
Microsoft removed scrollbar from the new tab page for Aesthetic purposes but when the user scrolls down to the News section, they should be presented with one but it's missing here.
09-10-2019 11:56 PM
I guess that what the OP is trying to said is that there is no scroll bar to scroll up.
For me personally I it annoying to scroll the mouse all the up to reach the upper part of the news if I scroll it too far down.
Having a scroll bar would be nice that I capable to scroll up fast.
09-11-2019 12:41 AM - edited 09-11-2019 12:51 AM
Although, the same can be accomplished via the Home key or the Page Up key (or Page Down, for that matter). Granted, still, the 'missing' bar that's an issue for some, but, just another way of scrolling additionally to bars & wheels.
Oh & by the way, just as an aside, I have been using a Scroll to Top button (extension). May as well mention it; pretty cool & handy/helpful. One can fetch it from the MS (Edge C) Store right HERE. Except it doesn't function on the NTP, of course; good ole Murphy's Law, eh?
09-11-2019 12:59 AM
09-11-2019 05:48 AM
I fully agree with the mouse scrolling comment. What I really would like is a back to top button like the one on this particular page we are on now. @Limyx826 .
09-11-2019 11:15 AM
09-11-2019 11:16 AM
09-11-2019 11:19 AM
@Limyx826 Exactly, scroll bars provide a quick way to get to the bottom or the top. They also provide a way of reading the news without having the constant refreshing that takes place as you scroll down. If you use the arrow at the bottom of the scroll bar to scroll down, instead of clicking on the scroll bar itself and moving the mouse down, you don't get that constant refreshing that cause you to lose you place on the page.
09-11-2019 12:03 PM
So you would recommend that MS removes the back to top button from pages like the tech community one we are on here and that we install this outside extension? I still think it should be baked in @Drew1903. This tech community page is short and doesn't really need it but the newsfeed page is almost endless. So why provide it here and not where it is really needed?
09-11-2019 12:12 PM
Totally agree with you,
infinite scrolling pages do need a back to top button. this forum? not so much.
forum has scroll bars so one could drag it to the top but the news feed has neither of them.
09-11-2019 12:20 PM
I just tested it. My mouse wheel is set to scroll three lines per click. When I am at the bottom of the newsfeed page it takes twenty (20) spins of the mouse wheel to get back to the top of the page. Gets tiresome real quick!@HotCakeX
09-11-2019 12:29 PM
09-11-2019 12:33 PM
09-11-2019 02:25 PM - edited 09-11-2019 02:28 PM
12-11-2019 06:44 AM
they listened and added what was requested here, scrollbars on the new tab page/start page/NTP
here is the screenshot of it in the lastest Edge insider Version 80.0.359.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)
Also i tried it in all available NTP layout, the scrollbar is available in all of them :)