Comment from: MarkC Visitor
Have you heard any news on the IE8 problem with flicks lately? I'm having exactly the same problem, and I'm surprised that your blog is the only place I've found that describes this bug in detail.
The other thing that I find odd about the flicks functionality is that the forward/backward gestures are exactly the opposite of the forward/backward buttons on the address bar by default (so you must swipe to the left to go forward using flicks, while hitting the left button on the address bar will take you backwards). You can reverse this by customizing the flicks settings, but oddly, the arrow icon changes the direction the wrong way when you switch the flick direction (i.e. when you switch so that a left gesture sends you back a web page, it will switch the arrow indication that you see to the right--totally counterintuitive.). Have you noticed this, and found any workaround?
No workarounds yet.
Yes back and forward are backward to how they used to be. But I think they make more sense this way round.
During development using pen flicks to move back and forward woudl result in the page slowly moving to the right when moving back and left if moving forward while the previous or next page would scroll into view. It was kinda cool but never worked too well which is probably why it was cut out.
So yeah to understand the new back and forward behavior just think about that the pen flick is less of a gesture, and more of actually grabbing the page is moving it back or forward - hopefully if they ever get the animated back it'll be clear.
Comment from: Castin Visitor
My back/foward flicks doens't work with my touchscreen hp touchsmart. It does however does scroll up and down on explorer 8... If someone can help me this I'll be greatfull!!!
P.S. I can't find more information about this seemingly a problem with explorer 8.
Comment from: Kengo Visitor
Thanks for your comments. Has anyone else found that if you turn off flicks, you cannot use the text input panel? Since flicks are global, they interfere with some of the programs I use so I turned it off. However, the text input panel is actually really useful, but it appears I cannot use it when flicks are off. Any ways of getting around this??
Comment from: Chuck Visitor
Anyone know if this is fixed in IE9? The scrolling bug that is. Thanks
As of the second beta, and the newest platform preview the issue is still present.
Here's the bug entry on Connect if you wanna vote for it: https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/details/600102/pen-flicks-fail-to-scroll-a-page
Comment from: Nathan Clarke Visitor
Hi Paul. Is there any updates to the page up/page down issue with flicks? The MS link appears be be dead.
Nope. Still broken even with IE9 final.
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