There is one aspect of the user interface that has always slowed my productivity in LR. The scroll bars located on the far left and right of the side panels are thinner than standard scroll panels in Windows programs. When I work with the interface at my normal operating speed, I usually miss the scroll bar 50% of the time when I try and click and drag them. I thought over time this issue would go away as I got use to this irregular aspect of the LR interface, but it has not during the years I have used LR starting with version one. Since many people have wide screen displays, it seems like having a normal width scroll bar would not sacrifice that much screen real estate and would benefit those of us with hand eye coordination that falls outside what was envisioned by the LR user interface developers. Perhaps it could be an optional setting.
Of all of the user interface improvements possible in LR, this one simple change would be of the greatest benefit to my productivity.
Thank you for considering it
Ken, I agree. In general, many of the user-interface elements of LR are fussy and non-standard in their behavior. A couple of examples: The scroll bars don't have up and down arrows at the end, making it hard in large catalogs to scroll by one line of thumbnails using the mouse. Scrolling the Library Filter Keywords column is particularly painful when it has a thousand keywords.
Adobe wants feedback to the product team submitted at the feedback forum:
If you create a topic there, I'll vote for it!
Thanks for the suggestion. I have posted the idea at http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/products/photoshop_fami ly_photoshop_lightroom?sort=recently_active&style=topics
I hope the idea is supported.
Oh please please please Increase The Width Of Those Runway-Model-Skinny Scroll Bars .... or more ideally ... Allow The User To Set The Width Of Scroll Bars
(like in every other program we use)
Many of us are older than 20-something and find it really annoying/difficult to work with sub-miniature fonts and/or 8 pt scroll bars etc.
Thank You Adobe,
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