Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Autoscrolling and Selection








If the user drags the pointer out of a scrollable collection during a motion-based selection operation, autoscrolling is used to scroll the collection in the direction of the pointer. If the user presses the Cancel key with BSelect pressed, the selection operation is canceled.  

Autoscrolling provides a convenient means of extending a selection to elements outside the viewport of a scrollable collection.