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Yes, you should. While there are parts of your scenario that we don't know, there are some generalities than can and should be applied based on known formulas and user expectations. One of those is the thumb minimum size. Take a look at the image below: here you have scrollbars from lots of different systems across decades. However, you'll notice that ...


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No, you don't need to adjust the height to solve your problem. The height is an indicator for tracking current screen position relative to the full document. Setting a minimum height defeats this purpose. What you should adjust instead is the click area for the thumb control. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...


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So, to combat this - should we set a minimum height that a scrollbar thumb can become? Yes, for both reasons you state. The scrollable content could be so large that the thumb shrinks to 0 pixels, thus effectively negating both points: A thumb of size zero can neither be dragged nor seen. The drawback for this is that it then negates the benefit ...


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I haven't seen statistics on either fact. What I know as a person who has both tablet sizes and with many friends and colleagues with both (plus smartphones and "phablets") is they it doesn't matter. For a tv show, people will watch it on anything. The bigger screen is better, but there's a cost-benefit analysis that determines if time put into getting that ...



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