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Although Google’s Chrome has the largest user base, consumers often complain about different issues such as high resource usage as well as some other minor problems associated with the browser. However, the company has announced a new feature for its browser to prevent articles from skipping back to the top if you’ve scrolled farther down the page. The feature was available earlier for developers and after getting feedback from the developers, the company has introduced the product to users who are currently using Chrome 56 or later.
In the official blog, the company used a Recode story as an example to show what happens without Scroll Anchoring. If a user isn’t using the feature, the page jumps back to the top after loading the page completely. But with the latest feature, the page will stay in the area of the page where users have navigated to. This feature can be extremely useful for people with slow internet connection or smartphone as it take longer for these users to load a webpage. The company said, “This feature 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,”
If you are a developer and would like to disable the feature for a given webpage, you can simply use the company’s Exclusion API to achieve the work.