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Google to improve scrolling problems in Chrome

apps Updated: Mar 26, 2015 18:02 IST


Google has announced its decision to adopt a standard that would allow both mouse and touch navigation for its Chrome browser.

The move is aimed at addressing poor scrolling performance and general touch support in Chrome on a Windows tablet. However, the change will apply to all versions of Google Chrome, reported The Verge.

The company has said that in order to improve Chrome, it will support Pointer Events, a standard that was first brought in by Microsoft in Internet Explorer.

So far, Google had focused its efforts on supporting Touch Events, a method used by Apple in its Safari browser. However, the company said that feedback given by the web community led to "the change in heart."

Google's Rick Byers said that the change would address the longstanding source of scroll-start jank that is seen on Android.

However, Google would take some time to build and test it with nightly and weekly versions of Chrome, indicating that the users would not witness the improvements immediately.