Firefox 27.0.1 not allowing me to scroll to select blocks

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Ron Schildge

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Mar 6, 2014, 1:55:47 PM3/6/14
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When I am in the blocks editor and I select a block type and the window pops up over the viewer, I cannot scroll down to select my specific block unless I quickly move my mouse over to the scroll bar, which is set to auto disappear by my browser after a second. This is a real pain. It works fine in my Safari browser.

Enis

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Mar 6, 2014, 2:52:11 PM3/6/14
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Ron:

You should be able to grab the scroll bar and move the thumb up and down.  It works fine for me in Firefox 26... The scroll thumb is narrow, and long, on the right side of the window that pops out when you click on a component.

Ron Schildge

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Mar 6, 2014, 3:01:13 PM3/6/14
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It works if I move quickly to grab the scroll bar, but the scroll bar
disappears after a second and won't reappear. I'm on a Mac too, if
that helps.
Ron
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Hal Abelson

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Mar 6, 2014, 3:30:13 PM3/6/14
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This is an issue that, as far as I know, affects only Firefox on Macs.   As a workaround, go to your Mac under System Preferences --> General.  Then under Show Scroll Bars, select Always.



On Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:01:13 PM UTC-5, Ron Schildge wrote:
It works if I move quickly to grab the scroll bar, but the scroll bar
disappears after a second and won't reappear. I'm on a Mac too, if
that helps.
Ron

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Enis <shadow...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ron:
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> You should be able to grab the scroll bar and move the thumb up and down.
> It works fine for me in Firefox 26... The scroll thumb is narrow, and long,
> on the right side of the window that pops out when you click on a component.
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Ron Schildge

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Mar 6, 2014, 7:03:11 PM3/6/14
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That's a good solution, and I'll be advising my students to just download Chrome. Thank you!
Ron

Enis

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Mar 6, 2014, 7:03:55 PM3/6/14
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Chrome is currently faster for AI2 development than Firefox anyway, so if you can do that, it's probably preferred.

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