I recon it is, but, I know you NEVER EVER can be sure of the clients environment. So have you ever encountered a browser that doesn't supports the arrow keys for scrolling the page both horisontally and vertically?

I also think selected form elements and flash objects disables the scroll, but is that always the case?

(This question is for a JS game, not an ordinary web page if someone should wonder)

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The iPhone and Wii browsers spring to mind immediately. Other phones / set-top-boxes / platforms without a physical keyboard might well have the same issues.

(On the Wii, the "arrow keys" (d-pad) do scroll, but users are taught to drag-scroll using the Wiimote.)

Answered over 7 years ago by Olly Hodgson
  • True that. The habit when using a Wiimote is to drag when navigating menus and browsing, seldom click. I guess I should give an alternate way to scroll anyway, ie through buttons or other widget. Jens Hedqvist over 7 years ago