I found an annoying thing in the Windows version, and that’s the scroll bar behavior that was introduced with GTK version 3. I always patch that in Linux with an INI file,and I’m sure that I could add that to Windows too, or use a theme to fix it.
What I mean is the setting called ‘gtk-primary-button-warps-slider’. When true (default) it makes the scroll bar move (warp) to the location where you click, and that is very uncommon in Windows. People expect that a click above or below the slider causes a page up or down, just like they get in a standard install of Gramps 5.1.6.
That’s nice, but most users don’t read this forum to find out, or read manuals at all, so, as a conservative, I suggest that we activate paging as default for Windows.
Note that on my Linux, Shift makes it warp, because I changed the behavior in the INI file. Warp is the default on Linux Mint for all apps running on GTK 3, and this behavior can be changed in the Themes settings now.
I don’t think so, because the behavior is ‘good’ in 5.1.6, and not in the 5.2 RC, with ‘good’ meaning what’s standard in Windows. This means that I think that it must be fixed, because in Windows, GTK and its settings are supplied by us, not the OS.
I did tests (and re-tests) in the People Views with 5.1.3 in PortableGramps and 5.1.6 AIO 64 within a freshly re-installed Windows 10 OS on a Thinkpad. (Gtk 3.0 was required as far back as Gramps 4.0 in 2013. Gtk 4 was released Dec 2020.)
The left-click on the scrollbar ‘Warped’ instead of ‘Paged’ there too.
Since the behavior is unchanged in the 5.2 candidate, then this is not a ‘new with beta’ bug. If it is a Gtk 3 related issue, then it is not new either.
There are scrolling-related changes in the 5.2 cycle. They seem unrelated to changing the known behavior of the clicks in Windows:
I did that test too, and was quite surprised, because I see paging in the Gramps 5.1.6 AIO that I run in Windows 10, and warping in the 5.2 RC.
So to check this, I just installed Portable Apps with Gramps 5.1.6 on a thumb drive running in Windows 11, and that warped, so it would suggest that you’re right, which would look weird, because I know what I saw yesterday, before I replied.
When I install Gramps, I always install all add-ons using the preferences window. That’s not because I need all, but because I’m too lazy to read all the descriptions, and prefer to have them all in the menu’s, so that I can try how useful they are. It is also a great way to find problems, which also makes it easier to help others.
And after installing those, I found that Gramps 5.1.6 switched to paging, so I was right too. And that suggests that the fix is in the Themes add-on, which came with my install all.
I will check if this works with the 5.2 RC in a moment.