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Today at work we had an interested request come in from a client. They had an iPad and couldn’t scroll on their SharePoint 2010 website. I went ahead and pulled out my iPad 2 even though I am mostly a Microsoft guy and decided to look around on their site. Their homepage loaded fine and a couple others did also. I kept browsing and discovered one page that just cut off when you tried scrolling.

I decided to try all of the iOS web browsers that are free so I downloaded them all and none of them solved the issue. While doing this I received an email from someone else at our company stating that it is an issue with JavaScript and how the iPad handles the JavaScript.

I knew there had to be some kind of fix for this and I decided that I would start using my expert Googling skills and locate a resolution! After a small amount of time I located this blog by Dave Coleman. This blog stated that the single finger scroll will not work; however if you use two fingers to scroll it works fine. I decided to give this a try before telling the client there was no way to use the site on an iPad.

Suddenly I could magically scroll! I was shocked there was a loop hole to this issue and thrilled at the same time. I even found out it worked on some of our internal systems I couldn't use on my iOS devices and couldn't believe it. So all in all thanks to Dave Coleman I can use our internal sites, our SharePoint 2010 sites and I am getting Lunch from the guy who mentioned the JavaScript issue because I found a work around!

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 10:10 AM General | Back to top


Comments on this post: Why Won't My iPad Scroll On A SharePoint 2010 Website???

# re: Why Won't My iPad Scroll On A SharePoint 2010 Website???
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I don't think this is anything to do with Javascript, AFAIK it relates to the rendering of DIVs or other elements which have a CSS style of overflow:auto or overflow:scroll :)
Left by Jerome on Jul 29, 2011 12:18 PM

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You may be correct Jerome. I honostly am not sure what the issue is. I had just been told that it was because of JavaScript.
Left by Matt Griffin on Jul 29, 2011 12:39 PM

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Also, if you'd like a native iPad app for SharePoint navigation, we're releasing Coaxion (www.coaxion.com) for the iPad in a few weeks and currently have the app Moprise out, which is just a SharePoint viewer. I could help.
Left by Becca on Aug 01, 2011 4:06 PM

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This blog has a block of CSS that you can add to your site to allow the one finger scroll for iOS devices. http://bit.ly/scrollSP4iPAD
Left by getsetbro on Aug 27, 2011 1:10 AM

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Add the following CSS to your body tag and you should be good to go:

overflow-y:scroll;
-webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch;
Left by Ries van Moorselaar on Mar 21, 2015 11:09 AM

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