Microsoft proposes to add Windows-like fling motion for Chromium touch scrolling

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Microsoft has been working to make the Chromium rendering engine more at home on Windows, and in their latest commit, they have addressed the differences between the native Windows scroll behaviour and  Google’s version.

On this occasion, Microsoft addressed the fling behaviour when using touch, ie how the page scrolls by itself when you make a flicking movement with your finger.

Microsoft writes:

Add Win specific touch-initiated fling animation

This CL will enable Chromium on Windows to have a touch fling inertia that behaves more like Edge and other native applications.

Note that this implementation does not modify the curve depending on the scroller’s size, something that may be desired. User feedback will be used to determine the importance of bringing that behavior to Chromium.

The difference between Chrome (left) and EdgeHTML version can be seen in the gif below:

If accepted the flag is already available in Chrome Canary under Enable Experimental Fling Animation.

It should come to the Edge (Chromium) version shortly.

Via Reddit (Leo Varela)

More about the topics: Chromium, edge