Hi Steve thanks for your question.
The only thing I see that can be done is to change the sort order. If the user does not have access to the Edit option for the chart / layout etc. You can use the new Visual Exploration feature (if this is needed by a end-user for example) - to switch the sort order to descending - so the bars to the right (i assume you mean if sorted ascending) would now be on the left.
See the .mp4 - to give you an idea.
I also added plu to this discussion to make him aware of your request.
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Changing the sort order also occurred to me, but with the date dimension on the x-axis that's not intuitive. But, perhaps your bar chart can be shown in a horizontal layout. Then with the reversed sort order the users will find the newest dates on top. That's works reasonable well. But I have no idea if your chart (or sheet layout) makes that a workable alternative.
Unfortunately the chart needs to have the dates in ascending order along the bottom of the chart.
Thinking about a calculated dimension to bucket into groups of a number of months in order that a scroll bar won't appear. Not an ideal solution though.
Hopefully defaulting the scroll to the right will come in soon, but it has not appeared in QlikView despite being a constant bug bear there also.
Turns out, there's been a function for defaulting scroll position to right in QlikView all along:
Seems to work on bar/line charts, though not on pivot charts it seems.