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Esben Mose Hansen esben at despammed.com
Thu Mar 27 08:46:01 GMT 2003

Denys Duchier wrote:

> When viewing certain HTML pages with konqueror, scrolling speed and
> smoothness (when continually pressing an arrow key) can be extremely
> poor.  Mozilla does not exhibit this problem.  I'd like my favorite
> browser to behave just as well.
> I attach a HTML document below to illustrate the problem.  While the
> document has one element with CSS position:fixed, this only
> exarcerbates the problem.  It can also be perceived without it,
> although to a much lesser extent (but I can tell that scrolling is
> neither as smooth nor as fast as with Mozilla).
> My setup is (mostly bleeding edge) Gentoo 1.4, Xfree86 4.3.0, KDE
> 3.1.1, nVidia driver 3123, default font family "Verdana".
> Can anyone confirm the problem?

yes, with almost the same setup. In general, konqueror scrolling really sucks 
compared to Mozilla --- I found this with every test site I tried (for a 
total of 3 pages :o) )

After a bit of experimenting, I'd say it's font rendering. I did not compile 
Mozilla with Xft, so Mozilla's fonts gets clunky when text-zoom'ed enough. 
Konqueror's fonts are still very smooth even when there's only room for one 
line of text (after the title.)

I remember a setting somewhere about not using AA for fonts between certain 
sizes. You could check it out :)

regards, Esben

esben at despammed.com *---* http://home.worldonline.dk/~mesben

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