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Subject: Re: Opinions about scroll padding, FS#9455

Re: Opinions about scroll padding, FS#9455

From: Matthias Mohr <>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:39:28 +0100

Hi XavierGr,

I don't know (and didn't look at) how the scrolling is coded.
But wouldn't it in principal be better to avoid such hacks such as "space padding" (or any other character)?

Why not code a "waiting time" when the scrolling comes to the end of the screen?
In that waiting time the scrolling code could just move the existing on-screen string
and not add new characters from the beginning.

The effect would be nearly the same as padding spaces at the end of the string
but it would respect the configured scrolling speed...

This "waiting time" could be hard-coded (e.g. parts of the scrolling speed) or user configurable...

What do you think?

with regards,
Received on 2008-10-26

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