When scrolling a question or its answers in the iOS app, the scroll bar doesn't appear.

iOS 7.1
SE App 0.1.60


As requested by Ben, some persuasion for having scroll bars:

  • They've been standard for decades
  • They're entirely unobtrusive considering they disappear when you're not actively scrolling
  • They exist everywhere else in the app: feed, inbox, questions, search, tags, users, profile, sidebar, ask
  • The purpose of scroll bars: they show you your position in the view

I'd love to hear the reasoning why it was deliberately eschewed in just these two views.


They're back.

I think "by design" was folklore, related to the fact Android doesn't have them. Unless they're causing some terrible problem, there's no reason not to have them.

  • I win! Thank you :) – mhlester Apr 25 '14 at 18:36

We kinda did this on purpose, but if you think this is a problem, let us know your reasoning. We're open to persuasion.

  • I vote no scrollbars, not needed :-) – Ashley Medway Apr 23 '14 at 22:32
  • I guess where I'm struggling is how it would be somehow better usability to not have them – mhlester Apr 23 '14 at 23:06

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