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Subject:Re: Word choice for scroll bar . . . From:Karen Mayer <Karen_Mayer -dot- TOUCH_TECHNOLOGY -at- NOTES -dot- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 14 Jul 1995 18:19:05 EDT
The little box/rectangle inside the scroll bar is called the "scroll
box." The arrows are the "scroll arrows." The three ways to scroll,
according to Microsoft, are:
- You can drag the scroll box to scroll to any position,
- You can click the scroll bar above or below the scroll box (or to the
right or left) to scroll one screen, or
- You can click and hold the mouse pointer on a scroll arrow to scroll
But I try to avoid having to explain all this. It's in the Windows User
Guide, so I refer the reader to that manual for instructions on scrolling
(or whatever) if they're that unfamiliar with the Windows interface. If I
didn't, I could justify repeating about a third of the Windows user guide
just to explain how to use *my* Windows application! In fact, in the
introduction section, I explicitly state that the manual assumes a
working knowledge of the Windows user interface.