[BUG] scrolling back to top is painful


(Andre Alves Garzia) #1

We need a gesture to scroll back to top. Long websites and list of emails are very painful to navigat.

We need to have some formbof gesture to go back to top or maybe inertial scrolling or rethink our ux.

For example the current brower app is horrible. If you have many tabs open and want to switch between them you need to scroll all the way up! What happened to single tap to review the top bar or revealing the top bar whenever any scroll up action is done?


(Archaeopteryx) #2

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1016688 : Add a scroll to top button. Personally, I’d prefer it the Firefox for Android way where scrolling up brings the location bar and tab tray button into view.


(A.Ben) #3

Well not just the browser … Did you use the media player ?! I have a big track playlist and since the ver 1.0 you still need to scroll all of the list if you need to find a specific one !


(Aras Balali Moghaddam) #4

Thanks for bringing this issue up @agarzia,
I think solving the general scrolling issue using innertia to trigger a fast scroll in either direction will be very useful almost everywhere, and we will need to reduce friction against asrolling. User can do a quick flick and watch the content pass by in a fraction of a second. If they want to stop it they can put their finger back on the screen. This will make the apps feel much faster as well, if implemented correctly.
I agree for the browser in particular, there can be a more elagant solution with additional touches. I also like the Firefox for Android way. But there are many apps, and many more reasons why user may need to quickly get to top or bottom of content. I dont think the above bug is enough to address the general case. Do we need to file another bug to improve scrolling overall? At least we need to come up with a guideline for scrolling so each app can improve their implementation, if this can not be solved in a central place. Ideally we would want to end up with a uniform implementation so user can scroll content the same way everywhere.


(Andre Alves Garzia) #5

I agree with oyu @arasbm. Would you like to write that bug request since you have it clear on your mind?


(Aras Balali Moghaddam) #6

Ok, I filed a more general bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1025734

Anyone knows how we can get some feedback from the UX team about this?