[Idle-dev] IDLE on OS X - scrolling broken

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Sun Apr 26 02:06:58 CEST 2009

Ethan Herdrick wrote:
> Hello - I'd like to report a problem on OS X.  The scrolling is
> broken.  When you click on the bar (or 'thumb') and drag it up or
> down, the bar's movement does not match your mousepointer's movement,
> in that with every motion down the bar only seems to respond to about
> 50% of your movement.  I haven't checked if the horizontal scrolling
> has a similar problem.
> It's also annoying that using the page down key cannot get you to the
> last line of a document, rather only within a page of the last line.
> This is not rare among editors, however.  Just annoying.
> This is IDLE 2.6.2
> -Ethan
I have found that if you run idle from a command line like:
         python -m idlelib.idle
I get error messages that seem to come out every now and then.
For each of the error messages, I seem to lose one character height
of cursor-display connection.  Isuspect this is a Tcl/Tk issue rather
than an Idle issue.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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