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Smart Scroll

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Smart-Scroll-3.7.3.sit (84.90 KB)
MD5: 3e3a0a7929771cdd5700a47fd067345d
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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smart_scroll_1.1.sit (75.13 KB)
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For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Smart_Scroll_3.5.sit_.hqx (204.79 KB)
MD5: 9b5b697f76207e5ce96cc5ce2b30f38e
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

A helpful control panel, which gives you many powerful ways to manage scrollbars.

v3.7.3 (84 KB) for Mac OS 7.0 through 9.2.2. Now freeware! October 2006
• Scrolling Speed may be adjusted for all situations and all Mac models. If your G3 or G4 Mac scrolls too fast, this is the cure! WordPerfect note.
• Arrows: put both at both ends.
• Proportional thumbs: The size of the thumb relative to the scrollbar shows how much of a document is displayed in a window. Smart Scroll brings this feature to such apps as Netscape, Emailer and AppleWorks/ClarisWorks.
• Live Scrolling updates the display as you drag the scrollbar thumb.

At last -- real scrolling speed control for today's blazing fast Macs. A 300Mhz-plus Mac is great -- until you try to select text as you scroll in your favorite word processor or move items around on the pasteboard of your DTP or graphics program. You select, move the cursor to the edge of the window to scroll and ... zap ... in the blink of an eye, you have hit the bottom of the document or the edge of the pasteboard. Try to scroll back and ... zappo ... you are all the way back in the opposite direction.

To install, just drag the Smart Scroll control panel to your Control Panels folder (inside the System Folder) and restart.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Version 3.7.3
This control panel works on any Mac introduced since 1990, running System 7.0 through Mac OS 9.2.2 on a color-capable Macintosh.


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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, September 7 - 10:12pm

This control panel is a must have for Mac OS 8, quality product! Also, if I'm not mistaken, isn't both the proportional thumbs & live scrolling already integrated into OS 9?

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by Laurier - 2015, March 8 - 12:26am

Added version 3.7.3 more info and screenshots.