Chrome 56 Adds Scroll Anchoring Prevents Annoying Page Jumps

Starting in version 56 Chrome prevents these unexpected page jumps with a new feature called scroll anchoring. New AutoDraw tool, Google Cloud Search iOS app.

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The newest Chrome is introducing new feature to keep you reading, called "scroll anchoring," locks the scroll position on an on-screen element even as offscreen content continues to load. Thus, helping you avoid annoying page jumps that typically happen when a website inserts an image or other content above the visible area, that pushes down on the screen.

Starting in Chrome 56, "scroll anchoring" works by locking the scroll position on an on-screen element to keep our users in the same spot even as offscreen content continues to load.

"Due to the expressiveness of the web, there might be some content for which scroll anchoring is either unwanted or misbehaving. For this reason, this feature ships alongside the "overflow-anchor" CSS property to override the functionality. To further minimize potential issues, scroll anchoring is disabled on complex interactive layouts via suppression triggers, and on back/forward navigations to allow for scroll restoration," explains Chrome team.

'Scroll anchoring' currently prevents about three page jumps per page-view, says the team. But, it would be even better by developers participating in the scroll anchoring Web Platform Incubator Community Group, submitting feedback via g.co/reportbadreflow, and designing your websites or services with a no-reflow mindset, the team said.

Watch the video below for a side by side comparison of a web page with scroll anchoring disabled (left) and enabled (right):

Google created a new web-based tool called 'AutoDraw,' that pairs machine learning with drawings created by talented artists to help you draw.

AutoDraw's suggestion tool uses the A.I. technology to guess what you're trying to draw. The free tool works on a phone, computer, or tablet.

To learn about the magic behind AutoDraw, check out "Quick, Draw!" A.I. experiment.

AutoDraw A.I. tool in Chrome
AutoDraw A.I. tool in Chrome

Google Cloud Search iOS app, that uses machine intelligence to provide a unified search experience across G Suite is available as on today.

Already available on the web and via the Android app, the Cloud Search help you search across your G Suite applications right from your iPhone or iPad.

Google Cloud Search app for iOS