Chrome’s New Scroll Anchoring Fixes The Most Annoying Aspect Of Web Browsing

Having web pages load dynamically means you can start reading content and viewing images sooner. The downside of course is that scrolling an unfinished page can result in your position jumping around, making it near impossible to peruse anyway. As of Chrome 51, this particular annoyance may soon be history.

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If you’re using the latest version of Chrome, you can enable the feature easily by hitting up the browser’s internal Flags page. To access it, type the following into your address bar:


Scroll down — or use in-page searching — to locate the “Scroll Anchoring” toggle (pictured in the lead image). Enable it and then restart your browser. And that’s it.

It’s amazing to think it’s taken this long for a browser vendor to implement a feature like this. It falls into the same category as noisy background tabs and auto-playing videos in terms of annoyances… just a lot more subtle.

Google Chrome Scroll Anchoring [gHacks]

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