Content-Aware Scrolling

Validation level: 5. CHI, UIST, CSCW and TOCHI paper publication

A second handle is added to the vertical scrollbar to change the viewport of the document following the direction of the content.

Copy Bibtex Ishak, E. W. and Feiner, S. K. Content-aware Scrolling. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pages 155-158, ACM, New York, NY, USA, UIST '06 , 2006.
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Grab the scrollbar handle downwards to move through the document following the direction of the content.

Manually record the path to follow by pin-pointing where to go on each step.


Vertical and horizontal scrollbars get reunited in one scrollbar that adjusts both automatically based on the path of the content through the document. Path is customizable and applicable to any scrollable document, e.g. PDF, images, etc.


Paths cannot be copied or reused in new documents by default.