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Its interesting to see other GUIs still trying and failing to solve the same problems that RISC OS excels at. Take for example using scrollbar buttons, RISC OS allows you to scroll in the direction of the button with the left mouse button, and to reverse scroll using the right button without having to use the mouse. I noticed on some but not all scrollbars on my EEE PC that there was an up button at the top, but both a down and an another up button at the bottom. That makes it easier to switch scrolling directions, but still involves moving the mouse, so isn't as elegant as RISC OS, looks rather messy, and reduces the size of the bar area (can be important with only a 800x480 screen).

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 26/3/08 9:07AM
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