Definition: Process of moving around a document or image that is too large to show all at once on a monitor screen. * Scrolling may take place by clicking on scrolling arrows, dragging on bars or on the document itself using the mouse or other pointer. Ah, for the good old days of papyrus and silk The term 'scrolling' harks gently back to the basis of the whole metaphor of the page, it being the widest extent of a scroll of silk or papyrus which you could comfortably hold in your hands and read. Thus the analogy is remarkably sound: the monitor screen sets the size of what can be shown: by changing resolution it may seem as if you can see more of a page, but of course the page must be smaller so details can't be made out.

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