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adamc44

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hello, first time poster. hope someone can give me some good advice cause this browser is about to drive me nuts. my computer got a virus i bleive and a buddy reinstalled windows xp on my computer. now when im surfing the net and i go to scroll up or down it doesnt transition down smoothly. its real choppy and kinda like waves are going through the screen. (best way to describe it). if i scroll with the mouse it kinda floats up the screen about 3 inches and refreshes again and again and agian all the time making progress. i would just like it to be able to scroll smoothly. my description is pretty bad, but i hope you understand. its kinda like the picture is lagging. please help! thank you!
 
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Two possibilities are suggested.

1. Did your buddy reinstall the video drivers for your video card? The default WIndows ones will be less than optimal and could cause this.

2. In IE, Tools - Internet Options - Advanced - select "Use smooth scrolling".

But my guess would be option 1 will be the most likely....
 

adamc44

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i checked the internet tools and it is selected for smooth scrolling. i will check with him tomorrow on the drivers and update my post. thank you very much for the help.
 

JohnWill

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Actually, I disable smooth scrolling, since it's so much more compute intensive that many times it actually causes the exact thing you mention. If it's enabled, try disabling it, close all the browser instances, then open one and test it.
 
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