I have seen research* noting that there are performance advantages to having scroll bars on the left. But I must admit to being surprised at seeing my TypePad posting interface do this after I tried to paste a URL (using the keyboard) into the active text area. I wasn’t fond of the right-aligned text, but it was kind of cool to see the scroll bar on the left.
I don’t know if what I did with the keyboard did something to the interface, or if it is an IE for XP bug, or what. Anyone know?
* I can’t find it at the moment, but if you have it please post it in the comments.