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Mouse Scroll on Laptop

  1. #1


    randy1200 Guest

    Mouse Scroll on Laptop

    I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. I recent had to format the
    hard drive and re-install Vista. That went pretty smoothly.

    Problem is that sometimes while dragging the mouse cursor across a window,
    Vista tries to hold the mouse cursor in the center of the window and and
    mouse movements scroll the window, not move the mouse cursor.

    How do I turn this feature off? I never want a window to scroll unless I
    explicitly grab and move a scroll bar.

    Thanks,
    Randy

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  2. #2


    Bridget Guest

    RE: Mouse Scroll on Laptop



    "randy1200" wrote:

    > I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. I recent had to format the
    > hard drive and re-install Vista. That went pretty smoothly.
    >
    > Problem is that sometimes while dragging the mouse cursor across a window,
    > Vista tries to hold the mouse cursor in the center of the window and and
    > mouse movements scroll the window, not move the mouse cursor.
    >
    > How do I turn this feature off? I never want a window to scroll unless I
    > explicitly grab and move a scroll bar.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Randy
    The auto scroll function that activates when using my touchpad is the most
    annoying thing in the world. I'm here reading this forums, hoping to find a
    way to make it stop. It's seemingly random and ends up costing me time and
    effort. I don't know if it's a VISTA thing or an IE thing, but I hate it.

    Help? Someone?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    randy1200 Guest

    RE: Mouse Scroll on Laptop

    Bridget,

    I found with mine that the left side of the mouse pad is a scroll bar. If
    you restrict your finger to the left 2/3s of the mouse pad you won't have a
    problem. I never did figure out how to turn the scroll function of the mouse
    pad off in Vista.

    HTH...

    Randy

    "Bridget" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "randy1200" wrote:
    >

    > > I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. I recent had to format the
    > > hard drive and re-install Vista. That went pretty smoothly.
    > >
    > > Problem is that sometimes while dragging the mouse cursor across a window,
    > > Vista tries to hold the mouse cursor in the center of the window and and
    > > mouse movements scroll the window, not move the mouse cursor.
    > >
    > > How do I turn this feature off? I never want a window to scroll unless I
    > > explicitly grab and move a scroll bar.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Randy
    >
    > The auto scroll function that activates when using my touchpad is the most
    > annoying thing in the world. I'm here reading this forums, hoping to find a
    > way to make it stop. It's seemingly random and ends up costing me time and
    > effort. I don't know if it's a VISTA thing or an IE thing, but I hate it.
    >
    > Help? Someone?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    randy1200 Guest

    RE: Mouse Scroll on Laptop

    Bridget,

    I found that the right side of my mouse pad is a scroll bar. If I restrict
    my finger to the left 2/3s of the mouse pad I don't have the problem. I never
    did figure out how to turn the scroll bar part of the mouse pad off in Vista.

    HTH...

    Randy

    "Bridget" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "randy1200" wrote:
    >

    > > I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. I recent had to format the
    > > hard drive and re-install Vista. That went pretty smoothly.
    > >
    > > Problem is that sometimes while dragging the mouse cursor across a window,
    > > Vista tries to hold the mouse cursor in the center of the window and and
    > > mouse movements scroll the window, not move the mouse cursor.
    > >
    > > How do I turn this feature off? I never want a window to scroll unless I
    > > explicitly grab and move a scroll bar.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Randy
    >
    > The auto scroll function that activates when using my touchpad is the most
    > annoying thing in the world. I'm here reading this forums, hoping to find a
    > way to make it stop. It's seemingly random and ends up costing me time and
    > effort. I don't know if it's a VISTA thing or an IE thing, but I hate it.
    >
    > Help? Someone?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    randy1200 Guest

    RE: Mouse Scroll on Laptop

    correction: right side is scroll bar. left 2/3s is normal mouse pad.

    "randy1200" wrote:

    > Bridget,
    >
    > I found with mine that the left side of the mouse pad is a scroll bar. If
    > you restrict your finger to the left 2/3s of the mouse pad you won't have a
    > problem. I never did figure out how to turn the scroll function of the mouse
    > pad off in Vista.
    >
    > HTH...
    >
    > Randy
    >
    > "Bridget" wrote:
    >

    > >
    > >
    > > "randy1200" wrote:
    > >

    > > > I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. I recent had to format the
    > > > hard drive and re-install Vista. That went pretty smoothly.
    > > >
    > > > Problem is that sometimes while dragging the mouse cursor across a window,
    > > > Vista tries to hold the mouse cursor in the center of the window and and
    > > > mouse movements scroll the window, not move the mouse cursor.
    > > >
    > > > How do I turn this feature off? I never want a window to scroll unless I
    > > > explicitly grab and move a scroll bar.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks,
    > > > Randy
    > >
    > > The auto scroll function that activates when using my touchpad is the most
    > > annoying thing in the world. I'm here reading this forums, hoping to find a
    > > way to make it stop. It's seemingly random and ends up costing me time and
    > > effort. I don't know if it's a VISTA thing or an IE thing, but I hate it.
    > >
    > > Help? Someone?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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