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03-Sep-2010, 02:42 AM #1
Vertical scrolling question
Ok... on the right side of the web browser window is a vertical scroll bar. There is an upward pointing arrow at the top and a downward pointing arrow at the bottom. Between them, there is a tab/bar that you can move up and down by left-clicking on it and moving your mouse, causing the page to move up or down. We all know this. My question is this... on my Windows 7 PC, when I click the downward pointing arrow a couple of times and leave the pointer hovering over the downward pointing arrow, the page will continue to scroll up on its own until I move the pointer away from the downward pointing arrow. What is this "feature" called and how do I disable it? It drives me crazy My Windows XP PC doesn't do it, thank God!
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vertical scrolling issue
Ok... on the right side of the web browser window is a vertical scroll bar. There is an upward pointing arrow at the top and a downward pointing arrow at the bottom. Between them, there is a tab/bar that you can move up and down by left-clicking on it and moving your mouse, causing the page to move up or down. We all know this. My question is this... on my Windows 7 PC, when I click the downward pointing arrow a couple of times and leave the pointer hovering over the downward pointing arrow, the page will continue to scroll up on its own until I move the pointer away from the downward pointing arrow. What is this "feature" called and how do I disable it?
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03-Sep-2010, 05:38 PM #3
You might be holding the left click button and the scroll button at the time time. Try to just use the scroll without clicking and see if that clears up your problem.

It's a navigation tool that's common in most mice.

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03-Sep-2010, 05:39 PM #4
Whoop - *Same time.

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03-Sep-2010, 05:43 PM #5
If it's a feature it's probably specific to your computer, browser or mouse, so I suggest you tell us what those are. Maybe somebody is familiar with it.
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03-Sep-2010, 05:47 PM #6
I've merged your threads here. Please do no start multiple threads on the same topic.
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03-Sep-2010, 06:04 PM #7
I'm using the track pad on my new Compaq laptop w/ Win7. I know I've seen this before on another Win7 laptop.
I'll tap the pad while the pointer is over the lower arrow to cause the web page to scroll up. At some point, I notice the page is scrolling up too fast so I stop tapping, but the page just keeps scrolling up on its own until its at the bottom of the page. Very annoying.
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03-Sep-2010, 07:27 PM #8
By "track pad" do you mean "trackpad," which is more often called "touchpad"?

Control Panel - Mouse - Device Settings tab - select your track pad - Settings... - examine the various Tapping, Buttons and Scrolling options. Some one or combination will probably yield an answer.

Attached is a sample page from my HP Synaptics TouchPad.
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08-Sep-2010, 03:50 PM #9
I've checked my touchpad's settings along with the Synaptics options and I can't fix this. It is very annoying! No one has ever experienced "runaway" vertical scrolling after tapping the down arrow a few times in a row?
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08-Sep-2010, 07:06 PM #10
I too have this strange occurrance. Every now and then when I'm scrolling, all of a sudden it is flying up or down the page without help from me. Don't think I'm clicking anything twice or holding my thumb in the touchpad area, but perhaps I am. I have a new Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. This drives me crazy. Had a problem with the "pinch" feature on this touchpad also and had to disable that. I thought it was just the Toshiba - perhaps not.
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08-Sep-2010, 07:35 PM #11
Thanks Kaybe! Maybe someone can figure this out It's very frustrating!
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08-Sep-2010, 08:31 PM #12
Perhaps you could try an ordinary mouse for a while and see if this behaviour goes away ?
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08-Sep-2010, 08:59 PM #13
That's not an option
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It seems that if I tap either the up or down arrow and keep my finger just barely touching the pad, this causes the runaway scrolling. If I move the pointer off of the arrow, the scrolling stops. If I put the pointer back over the arrow, the runaway scrolling starts again.

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09-Sep-2010, 09:58 AM #15
I don't understand why it's not an option to try a mouse (unless you have none and don't want to borrow one to test) but could you at least try using the button instead of tapping the pad to click the down arrow?

I've occasionally experienced similar unwanted scrolling when using the touchpad with Windows 7 and with Ubuntu 10.04 and have just assumed that my finger probably had strayed into the scrolling area.
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