1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

scrolling problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by adamc44, Jan 1, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. adamc44

    adamc44 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    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!
     
  2. kiwiguy

    kiwiguy

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    17,584
    Welcome!

    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....
     
  3. adamc44

    adamc44 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    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.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    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.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - scrolling problem
  1. Tip1721
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    321
  2. hurdvialjm
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    466
  3. gjcdigartntch
    Replies:
    41
    Views:
    1,794
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/430205

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice