I agree that the scroll feature is inappropriate for a widget. Probably should just remove the option and be done with it. Because of available screen real estate, users will just have to use some restraint in adding things to those widgets
The Journal is not a widget I normally would use either but was just testing it. I remember seeing some other instances of the same behavior and will check those out before raising a bug.
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