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Mouse Scroll on Laptop

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randy1200

#1
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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Bridget

#2
"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?
 

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randy1200

#3
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?
 

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randy1200

#4
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?
 

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randy1200

#5
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?
 

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