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Though I couldn't find any research data about whether people use the scroll bar or not,other than enabling users to scroll down the page, scroll bars also provide a visual affordance to users that additional content is present below which they must scroll to see. If you hide your scrollbar, users might be aware of the additional content and may not scroll ...


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This is just anecdotal being my usage. I tend to use scroll wheels when reading a page and want to scroll a small amount, but if I have moved the cursor for some reason I might use the scroll bar. However when I want to scan through a page or move to a given part (e.g. near the end) I will ouse scroll bars as they give an indication of where in the ...


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In my experience of usability testing — most people still use the scroll bars. Including Mac users.



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