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Why don’t browsers have scroll-to-top feature?

  • # December 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Something I’ve been curious about for quite a while now…

    Why don’t web browsers have a scroll-to-top feature?

    Mobile safari allows users to scroll to the top of a page simply by tapping the top portion of the browser. Why in the hell doesn’t standard safari and other modern browsers adapt a similar function?

    If I’m missing something here, and this feature already exists… please give me a shout

    [Please Note]

    I’m well aware a scroll-to-top function can be integrated into a website…I’m just interested in the browser for this post

    # December 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Are you asking as a user or a web designer? If it’s the prior, then you can just download something like the “Scroll To Top Button” chrome extension.

    Scroll to top for mobiles is just there for usability reasons (no Ctrl+Home option). I don’t see the rationale of having it for desktops. If a browser vendor did decide to add it there would probably be a hue and cry from web designers.

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