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Disable auto scrolling windows?

  1. #1


    harryajh Guest

    Disable auto scrolling windows?

    Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally
    in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    anywhere to turn it off?

    any ideas?

    thanks

    harry


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  2. #2


    harryajh Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    On 12 Sep, 13:42, harryajh <harry...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally
    > in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    > anywhere to turn it off?
    >
    > any ideas?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > harry
    has no one else come across this? - can't believe I'm the only one to
    find this irritating!


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  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    harryajh wrote:

    > On 12 Sep, 13:42, harryajh <harry...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >> Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally
    >> in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    >> anywhere to turn it off?
    >>
    >> any ideas?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> harry
    >
    > has no one else come across this? - can't believe I'm the only one to
    > find this irritating!
    >
    Actually, the only time I've seen this is when video drivers are not
    installed/correct. Try updating your drivers. Here are general drivers
    notes:

    Never get drivers from Windows Update. Get them from:

    1. The device mftr.'s website; OR
    2. The motherboard mftr.'s website if hardware is onboard; OR
    3. The OEM's website for your specific machine if you have an OEM
    computer (HP, Dell, Sony, etc.).

    Read the installation instructions on the website where you get the drivers.

    To find out what hardware is in your computer:

    1. Read any documentation you got when you bought the computer.
    2. If the computer is OEM, go to the OEM's website for your specific
    model machine and look at the specs (you'll be there to get the drivers
    anyway)
    3. Download, install and run a free system inventory program like Belarc
    Advisor. The older Aida32 is good for this, too although it might not
    work on Vista.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html - Belarc Advisor
    http://www.aumha.org/free.htm - Aida32 (hosted on Jim Eshelman's site)

    If you have installed drivers from Windows Update, you can roll them back:

    How to Roll Back a Device Driver in Windows XP - http://tinyurl.com/86yb6
    Roll Back Troublesome Device Drivers in Windows Vista from the How-To
    Geek - http://tinyurl.com/346lox


    Malke
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  4. #4


    Michael Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    The only automatic scrolling that I have ever seen on my machine is in
    banner adds. Never in a window itself.
    Michael

    "harryajh" <harryajh@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1189672665.054296.230900@xxxxxx

    > On 12 Sep, 13:42, harryajh <harry...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >> Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally
    >> in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    >> anywhere to turn it off?
    >>
    >> any ideas?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> harry
    >
    > has no one else come across this? - can't believe I'm the only one to
    > find this irritating!
    >

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  5. #5


    harryajh Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    On 13 Sep, 15:16, "Michael" <mexxwalra...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > The only automatic scrolling that I have ever seen on my machine is in
    > banner adds. Never in a window itself.
    > Michael
    >
    > "harryajh" <harry...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1189672665.054296.230900@xxxxxx
    >

    > > On 12 Sep, 13:42, harryajh <harry...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > >> Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally
    > >> in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    > >> anywhere to turn it off?
    >

    > >> any ideas?
    >

    > >> thanks
    >

    > >> harry
    >

    > > has no one else come across this? - can't believe I'm the only one to
    > > find this irritating!
    Sorry if I've not explained this clearly, as an example -

    Open up windows explorer, in the bottom left "Folders" window make it
    to narrow to display the whole of the folder names then use the window
    vertical scroll bar to scroll up or down - the window contents
    automatically scroll horizontally - this is the behavior I would like
    to disable - can it be done?

    cheers

    harry


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  6. #6


    Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    "harryajh" wrote news:1189758302.233089.10420@xxxxxx

    >> >> Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally
    >> >> in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    >> >> anywhere to turn it off?
    >>
    > Sorry if I've not explained this clearly, as an example -
    >
    > Open up windows explorer, in the bottom left "Folders" window make it
    > to narrow to display the whole of the folder names then use the window
    > vertical scroll bar to scroll up or down - the window contents
    > automatically scroll horizontally - this is the behavior I would like
    > to disable - can it be done?
    >
    >
    Do you have a wheel mouse? The wheel will scroll up/down and it will also
    scroll side to side if you tilt it while turning. Maybe you just need to
    reinstall the correct mouse drivers.



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  7. #7


    harryajh Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    On 14 Sep, 16:03, <h...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > "harryajh" wrotenews:1189758302.233089.10420@xxxxxx>> >> Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally

    > >> >> in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    > >> >> anywhere to turn it off?
    >

    > > Sorry if I've not explained this clearly, as an example -
    >

    > > Open up windows explorer, in the bottom left "Folders" window make it
    > > to narrow to display the whole of the folder names then use the window
    > > vertical scroll bar to scroll up or down - the window contents
    > > automatically scroll horizontally - this is the behavior I would like
    > > to disable - can it be done?
    >
    > Do you have a wheel mouse? The wheel will scroll up/down and it will also
    > scroll side to side if you tilt it while turning. Maybe you just need to
    > reinstall the correct mouse drivers.
    I just can't believe the feature is a fault with my driver - this
    happens in a lot of windows and actually tries to save the user from
    having to horizontally scroll (in fact the horz scroll bar isn't even
    shown!), hidden content in to view!

    Looks like I'm going to have to live with it then - many thanks to all
    that replied anyway!




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  8. #8


    TonyP Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?

    On Sep 20, 2:12 am, harryajh <harry...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > On 14 Sep, 16:03, <h...@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > > "harryajh" wrotenews:1189758302.233089.10420@xxxxxx>> >> Some windows try to automatically scroll their contents horizontally

    > > >> >> in to view for you - I for one absolutely hate this but can't find
    > > >> >> anywhere to turn it off?
    >

    > > > Sorry if I've not explained this clearly, as an example -
    >

    > > > Open up windows explorer, in the bottom left "Folders" window make it
    > > > to narrow to display the whole of the folder names then use the window
    > > > vertical scroll bar to scroll up or down - the window contents
    > > > automatically scroll horizontally - this is the behavior I would like
    > > > to disable - can it be done?
    >

    > > Do you have a wheel mouse? The wheel will scroll up/down and it will also
    > > scroll side to side if you tilt it while turning. Maybe you just need to
    > > reinstall the correct mouse drivers.
    >
    > I just can't believe the feature is a fault with my driver - this
    > happens in a lot of windows and actually tries to save the user from
    > having to horizontally scroll (in fact the horz scroll bar isn't even
    > shown!), hidden content in to view!
    >
    > Looks like I'm going to have to live with it then - many thanks to all
    > that replied anyway!
    Hi Ya'll:

    I have read this thread and to be honest, I think the original author
    and I are the only one's that are sane and the rest of you are el
    loco. I have an Acer 9300 Aspire notebook, running Windows Vista
    Home Basic, and I am about this far | - | from trashing it.

    I HATE THE AUTO SCROLLING FEATURE!!!!!!!!!

    I don't care if I am on the web, in a file or in a folder, horizontal
    or vertical scrolling takes off without me so much as breathing on it
    when I move my mouse. One second I'm looking at what I want and
    BANG! The next I'm at the bottom, top, sides of what it was that I
    was lookling at.

    I can't use AutoCad or Alibre 3D modeling as a result. One second I
    have a perfect model/display and the next it's either gone, double the
    size, or horribly mangled.

    What was once a five-minute document to create in MS Word is now 15-
    minute nightmare as I have to keep fighting the auto scroll feature to
    allow me to get back to where I was in my document.

    If I am on my desktop and select multiple icons to move, I.E. I hold
    down the CTRL key and select each icon, all of a sudden this auto
    scroll thingy appears and makes all of my icons either increase or
    decrease in size. Once they were so small, I had to put my glasses
    on to read them. Eventually I did a very careful reverse engineer
    process to get them back to the larger size. I selected a ground of
    ions and some how got this auto scroll thing to come out and increase
    their size. I don't need my glasses now, but wow, what big icons you
    have Grandpa!

    Where's Bill Gates??????

    I have had to restore my icons manually so many times it is not funny
    any more. On top of that, gone is ithe feature to just right click on
    the desktop and select auto-arrange. At least that would put the
    icons back in a group and not have them scatterred all over the place,
    regardless of their sise. I can deal with that.

    So if anyone on this thread says they have not seen it, they're blind
    in one eye and can't see out of the other!

    I have been very patient with Microsoft and have hoped that they will
    come up with fixes to make VISTA more human friendly. My patience is
    running thin.

    Tony

    ..


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  9. #9


    RCDove Guest

    Re: Disable auto scrolling windows?


    I have an ACER Travelmate 2490, so I don't know if it will work on
    yours, but to get rid of it you need to click onto the 'synaptics
    pointing device' icon in the notification area, go into the 'device
    settings' tab and click 'settings'. A new window should open up called
    'properties for synaptics touchpad...' and in the box on the left hand
    side, click on the heading called 'virtual scrolling' and on the right
    side there will be two boxes allowing you to disable/enable
    vertical/horizontal scrolling.



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