A new Chrome option allows us to avoid jumps on web pages.
Surely you know what I’m talking about. You load a web page, you start reading or writing, and suddenly the page moves, it jumps, because a new item just loaded.
Sometimes it is advertising that is loaded only when we scroll and pass a certain point, other times they are interface elements that are only loaded when certain situations are met.
Chrome’s hidden option to prevent jumps on web pages
The thing is, it’s a very annoying effect, for many reasons. If we are reading a long article and suddenly a video is loaded, the paragraph in which we were at that moment moves, we get lost and we have to find where we were with our eyes.
And if we are writing, suddenly the box changes places, it moves and we lose it momentarily while we continue writing. All of this is more problematic if we start reading or writing while the page is loading, of course, so it’s something we will suffer the most if we have a bad internet connection.
Although it may not seem like it, this is a problem for many people, but the truth is that no browser until now had any solution, until Chrome version 51 arrived, introducing a new option hidden that allows you to avoid this type of jump.
To activate it, we just have to open a new tab and type chrome: // flags and press Enter. The experimental page of Chrome will open, and first of all you should bear in mind that you have to be very careful with this page, since its options can completely change the operation and performance of the computer.
Press Ctrl + F and look for enable-scroll-anchoring. You will see an option called Scroll Anchor; You can also access this option directly by typing chrome: // flags / # enable-scroll-anchoring in a new tab.
Activate this option; the browser will ask you to restart to apply the changes. Once you do, you will see that the websites that you load in Chrome no longer hit those jumps, since the browser is in charge of correcting the position automatically.
You can also find the same option in browsers that are based on Chromium, the free project that Chrome is built on. For example, this option can also be available in Vivaldi (it is activated the same) and in Opera (it is activated by opening a tab with chrome: // flags /? Search = anchor # enable-scroll-anchoring).