12 December, 2009

Autoscroll in Chrome (Linux)

2009/12/14 Update:
AutoScroll has been submitted to Google Chrome Extensions. You can find the link at the bottom of this post. I recommend users install that one instead, so that you can receive automatic updates. This also fixes a bug where it scrolled on password fields.

Almost 5 months ago, a bug was filed on the Chromium issue tracker, asking that autoscroll be implemented in Linux.

Seeing as how it won't be implemented anytime soon, I created an extension to add this feature in. Here were my design goals:

  • Sticky and non-sticky scroll
  • Ability to customize aspects (such as scroll speed)
  • Fluid and natural behavior
  • Try to follow what Firefox (and other browsers) do

For the most part, I believe I fulfilled those goals. Try it out!

[LINK] AutoScroll Extension for Chrome.