Microsoft wants to bring impulsive style (EdgeHTML-style) scroll animations to Chromium as an option, the company confirms in a document that the new scroll animations already brought into Chromium-based Edge and enabled by default in Dev and Canary channels. As of now, the new “Impulse scroll animations” feature has been landed in Chrome Canary 81 and is available behind a flag.
Microsoft boasts in an explainer document that “EdgeHTML has a specific style of scroll animations that give it a personality not found on other platforms. ”
Microsoft employee Matthew claims the scrolling in Chrome will more responsive with the new feature. ” The main idea is that each tick of mouse wheel tries to mimic a physical-based world where the content starts moving quickly (an impulse) and then slows down due to friction. one of the benefits of this approach is that the scroll feels more responsive due to quick ramp-up at the start”.
To enable EdgeHTML-style scroll animations in Chrome
1. In the latest Chrome Canary 81.0.3991.0 or later,
3. Select “Enabled” and restart the browser.
The flag available for Mac, Windows. Linux, Chrome OS, and Android platforms when turned on ” Replaces the default scroll animations with impulse-style scroll animations”.