Bug #751


YouTube comments: Scrolling back up refreshes the page instead

Added by Khatiwa Nuwak over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Start date:
Due date:
% Done:


Estimated time:


Even when scrolling very slowly

Actions #1

Updated by Soren Stoutner over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

There are a number of websites like this. Usually it is because, instead of using normal web scrolling, they use JavaScript to readjust item positions on the page. When they do this, no matter how far down they scroll, the WebView is still listed at scroll position 0. Hence, scrolling up invokes the Scroll to Refresh functionality.

To deal with this, Privacy Browser already has the ability to disable Scroll to Refresh, either globally, through domain settings, or using on-the-fly settings in the options menu.

Actions #2

Updated by Khatiwa Nuwak over 1 year ago

I see

How about disabling "Scroll to Refresh" by default for a few popular sites? is #2 on Alexa right now

Actions #3

Updated by Soren Stoutner over 1 year ago

I am fundamentally opposed to shipping Privacy Browser with any populated domain settings, but users are welcome to add whatever they like themselves. Part of the basic principle Privacy Browser is built on is to make that easy to do and to leave it in the hands of users.

Actions #4

Updated by Khatiwa Nuwak over 1 year ago

Not even for the world's 2nd most popular website?

Isn't the default search engine a prepopulated domain string? :)

Actions #5

Updated by Soren Stoutner over 1 year ago

Inside of Privacy Browser, in the Navigation Menu, the tenth entry is Domains. This takes you to an activity where all the domain settings are stored. Privacy Browser will always ship with a completely blank domain settings. Users may add whatever they like here, but it needs to be their own decision to do so.

The eleventh entry in the Navigation Menu is Settings. Each one of these settings ships with a default value. This is where Swipe to Refresh can be enabled or disabled systemwide. An argument could be made that it should ship disabled, but I have felt that enabled is the more appropriate setting as it works well with the vast majority of websites and it is a feature that most users appreciate.

Actions #6

Updated by Jesse M about 1 year ago

YouTube in the mobile browser... there's something I haven't done in a very long time. Probably since the original YouTube mods came to be on Android years ago.


Also available in: Atom PDF