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    Scroll speed on a touch screen

    Mokusatsu Community Member

      Adobe Reader supports finger scrolling, where moving my fingers up a touch screen a bit scrolls the document up.

       

      The problem is that the speed of the scrolling is far faster than the speed of the finger movement. As a result, it isn't very natural feeling and indeed sometimes it can be very difficult and fidgety if I just want to scroll a little bit.

       

      I can't find any options in preferences to change this, nor have I found anything online.

       

      I wouldn't want to mess with any generic windows touch settings as the finger scrolling feature works perfectly in other applications such as Firefox and Chrome (with a finger scrolling plugin installed).  In those applications, I can put my finger on a particular point in the document, drag my finger to the top of the screen, and that point in the document will now be at the top of the screen.

       

      In Adobe reader, because of the faster scrolling, if I drag my finger up half a page I will usually advance a number of pages through the document.

       

      How can this be fixed?  Is there a plugin?  A setting?  Some place at this site that I can formally request Adobe to implement scroll speed adjustment in the settings?

        • 1. Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen
          slyng Community Member

          I too need to have this fixed.  I just bought a multi-touch capable laptop and the scrolling speed in Adobe Acrobat is ridiculous.

           

          There is a work-around, where you drag the document to one side or the other and then scroll up/down and then it scrolls the same speed as your finger, however if you just drag your finger up/down, the speed of the scroll is about 3-4x what the speed of your finger is.  It's quite frustrating.  If anyone has a solution, please let me know!!

           

          Also, i noticed above, it says that there are "1 "correct" answer  available (10 pts)" and "2 "helpful" answers available (5 pts)"

           

          ...however there are no links to these  helpful/correct answers...  How can I find them?

          • 2. Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen
            ronamater60 Community Member

            Does anyone know how the heck to stop getting these emails.  Nothing solved

            in 2 days, clicked the stop receiving function on the forum menu.  Adobe is

            taking over the world like some bad, cheap horror flick.

            • 3. Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen
              thed0ctor Community Member

              Did you ever figure this out because I can't seem to.

              • 4. Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen
                SlateUser Community Member

                I aslo experience the scroll speed issue when using touch.  It seems to be related to specific documents because some documents such as the one I create using a pdf printer scroll correctly.  The fast scrolling makes documents very difficult to navigate.  I plan to try some other readers to see if they have the same problem.  I use an ASUS slate with Windows 7.

                • 5. Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen
                  thed0ctor Community Member

                  I haven't had the problem with other readers and it appears to happen with documents that have a lot of pages. I've never had it happen for a document of 3 pages, for example. Or even when I extract some pages I still have the issue. Another thing I've noticed (at least in chrome, haven't tried other browsers), is when viewing the PDF in a browser I cant seem to scroll with my finger but can with my stylus. This makes me feel like Windows isn't registering the touch device properly. Not sure what's going on.

                   

                   

                  El jun 28, 2012, a las 5:04 p.m., SlateUser <forums@adobe.com> escribió:

                   

                  Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen

                  created by SlateUser in Adobe Reader - View the full discussion

                  I aslo experience the scroll speed issue when using touch.  It seems to be related to specific documents because some documents such as the one I create using a pdf printer scroll correctly.  The fast scrolling makes documents very difficult to navigate.  I plan to try some other readers to see if they have the same problem.  I use an ASUS slate with Windows 7.

                   

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                  • 6. Re: Scroll speed on a touch screen
                    unkwon\\ Community Member

                    Having, resolved this issue for myself, I felt, despite the disparity in time, compelled to attempted to answer this question, for anybody who may be searching for an answer like I was.

                    Switching Adobe reader to "read mode" which resembles a gray square box with apposing diagonal arrows in the upper right hand, and lower left hand corner of the box; doing this seems to fix this issue even when I exit reader mode. Adobe reader potentially needed time to adjust to such a substantial document, and that may have proven to be the problem, for I see that your document was in gratuitous stature as was my own.

                    Hope this will prove helpful to somebody!:)