Over the past few months, Microsoft has further demonstrated its interest and enthusiasm for the Chromium open source project, contributing to Chrome, Edge, and other browsers based on the project. In the latest submission, the application is to make Chromium’s scrolling more sensitive by deploying EdgeHTML-style scrolling features.
In the latest submission, Microsoft wants to add The Impulse-Style scroll animation, or EdgeHTML-style, to its Chromium browser. Microsoft said it had ported the scroll to the Chromium-based Edge Dev and Canary channel versions.
The Impulse-style scroll animation is on by default in the Edge browser. For Chrome users, it can be enabled in the next few days by enabling experimental Flag. Microsoft says Impulse-Style scrolling provides a more sensitive scrolling effect. Each tick of the mouse wheel attempts to mimic the actual physical scrolling effect, and the page scrolls quickly and then slowly stops.
In addition, Microsoft is trying to recommend another scrolling feature called “percent-base scrolling” (percentage-based scrolling), which allows browsers to interpret mouse wheel or keyboard scrolling as a percentage of the expected scroll bar, which means that the scrolling experience will be smoother when the feature is enabled. Microsoft says it is working to port the best features of the classic Edge browser to the Chromium platform, and percentage-based scrolling is just one of them.