mouse click on scroll button repositions text cursor all of a sudden

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dan glenn, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. dan glenn

    dan glenn Guest

    After a recent Windows update (I have WinXP Home) I noticed that all of a
    sudden two things are happening that did not happen before, and both are
    VERY aggravating. These have to do with my email client (Outlook Express 6)
    and IE6 browser, but may be happening elsewhere as well:

    1. A click with the mouse on the vertical scroll button (or just anywhere in
    the 'track' that the vertical scroll button slides on for that matter) will
    immediately reposition the text cursor to the end of the line adjacent to
    the mouse-click. EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING, as I often want to scroll up or down
    many lines to just review something, then instantly return to where the
    mouse cursor was by hitting a right or left arrow key. But now the text
    cursor winds up wherever I scroll to!

    2. In my Browser (and it seems in a lot of other applications as well),
    clicking with mouse above or below the vertical scroll button, which is
    supposed to just scroll slightly less than one full page, is now scrolling a
    lot more than that, like sometimes as much as 2-3 pages, thus skipping much
    in the process. Again, VERY AGGRAVATING!

    Has anyone else noticed this, and is there a fix? I'm always up-to-date on
    latest Windows code (that was where the problem came from, I'm sure). Is
    there some registry setting that can fix this???

    -dg
    dan glenn, Dec 14, 2003
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  2. dan glenn

    °Mike° Guest

    If you have the 824145 Internet Explorer update installed,
    there is a bug in it that breaks the scroll in I.E. I wasn't
    aware that it affected Windows XP, but it may do.

    The only way (that I know of) to overcome this, is to uninstall
    that update, but that would leave you vulnerable to the
    security issues that the update addresses. Apparently, MS
    are aware of the problem.

    A work-around, if you have a three button scroll mouse, is
    to depress the middle button until you get the scroll arrow,
    and use the mouse to scroll.


    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 08:39:07 GMT, in
    <LkVCb.38864$>
    dan glenn scrawled:

    >After a recent Windows update (I have WinXP Home) I noticed that all of a
    >sudden two things are happening that did not happen before, and both are
    >VERY aggravating. These have to do with my email client (Outlook Express 6)
    >and IE6 browser, but may be happening elsewhere as well:
    >
    >1. A click with the mouse on the vertical scroll button (or just anywhere in
    >the 'track' that the vertical scroll button slides on for that matter) will
    >immediately reposition the text cursor to the end of the line adjacent to
    >the mouse-click. EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING, as I often want to scroll up or down
    >many lines to just review something, then instantly return to where the
    >mouse cursor was by hitting a right or left arrow key. But now the text
    >cursor winds up wherever I scroll to!
    >
    >2. In my Browser (and it seems in a lot of other applications as well),
    >clicking with mouse above or below the vertical scroll button, which is
    >supposed to just scroll slightly less than one full page, is now scrolling a
    >lot more than that, like sometimes as much as 2-3 pages, thus skipping much
    >in the process. Again, VERY AGGRAVATING!
    >
    >Has anyone else noticed this, and is there a fix? I'm always up-to-date on
    >latest Windows code (that was where the problem came from, I'm sure). Is
    >there some registry setting that can fix this???
    >
    >-dg
    >


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    °Mike°, Dec 14, 2003
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  3. dan glenn

    dan glenn Guest

    That was it, °Mike° - thanks. I do have a scroll wheel on my mouse, but
    having to middle-click, drag to scroll, and middle-click again just to view
    another portion of an email I am working on, just to keep the text cursor
    from moving in the process, is a bit too much. I'm not that scared of the
    fact that my computer, out of 10's of millions of computers on the net at
    any one time, is vulnerable for certain security issues, and will wait until
    M$ get's a fix for the security that does not break the scroll as well.

    thanks again,
    -dg

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you have the 824145 Internet Explorer update installed,
    > there is a bug in it that breaks the scroll in I.E. I wasn't
    > aware that it affected Windows XP, but it may do.
    >
    > The only way (that I know of) to overcome this, is to uninstall
    > that update, but that would leave you vulnerable to the
    > security issues that the update addresses. Apparently, MS
    > are aware of the problem.
    >
    > A work-around, if you have a three button scroll mouse, is
    > to depress the middle button until you get the scroll arrow,
    > and use the mouse to scroll.
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 08:39:07 GMT, in
    > <LkVCb.38864$>
    > dan glenn scrawled:
    >
    > >After a recent Windows update (I have WinXP Home) I noticed that all of a
    > >sudden two things are happening that did not happen before, and both are
    > >VERY aggravating. These have to do with my email client (Outlook Express

    6)
    > >and IE6 browser, but may be happening elsewhere as well:
    > >
    > >1. A click with the mouse on the vertical scroll button (or just anywhere

    in
    > >the 'track' that the vertical scroll button slides on for that matter)

    will
    > >immediately reposition the text cursor to the end of the line adjacent to
    > >the mouse-click. EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING, as I often want to scroll up or

    down
    > >many lines to just review something, then instantly return to where the
    > >mouse cursor was by hitting a right or left arrow key. But now the text
    > >cursor winds up wherever I scroll to!
    > >
    > >2. In my Browser (and it seems in a lot of other applications as well),
    > >clicking with mouse above or below the vertical scroll button, which is
    > >supposed to just scroll slightly less than one full page, is now

    scrolling a
    > >lot more than that, like sometimes as much as 2-3 pages, thus skipping

    much
    > >in the process. Again, VERY AGGRAVATING!
    > >
    > >Has anyone else noticed this, and is there a fix? I'm always up-to-date

    on
    > >latest Windows code (that was where the problem came from, I'm sure). Is
    > >there some registry setting that can fix this???
    > >
    > >-dg
    > >

    >
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    dan glenn, Dec 15, 2003
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  4. dan glenn

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.


    On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 05:24:03 GMT, in
    <SzbDb.39471$>
    dan glenn scrawled:

    >That was it, °Mike° - thanks. I do have a scroll wheel on my mouse, but
    >having to middle-click, drag to scroll, and middle-click again just to view
    >another portion of an email I am working on, just to keep the text cursor
    >from moving in the process, is a bit too much. I'm not that scared of the
    >fact that my computer, out of 10's of millions of computers on the net at
    >any one time, is vulnerable for certain security issues, and will wait until
    >M$ get's a fix for the security that does not break the scroll as well.
    >
    >thanks again,
    >-dg
    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> If you have the 824145 Internet Explorer update installed,
    >> there is a bug in it that breaks the scroll in I.E. I wasn't
    >> aware that it affected Windows XP, but it may do.
    >>
    >> The only way (that I know of) to overcome this, is to uninstall
    >> that update, but that would leave you vulnerable to the
    >> security issues that the update addresses. Apparently, MS
    >> are aware of the problem.
    >>
    >> A work-around, if you have a three button scroll mouse, is
    >> to depress the middle button until you get the scroll arrow,
    >> and use the mouse to scroll.
    >>
    >>
    >> On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 08:39:07 GMT, in
    >> <LkVCb.38864$>
    >> dan glenn scrawled:
    >>
    >> >After a recent Windows update (I have WinXP Home) I noticed that all of a
    >> >sudden two things are happening that did not happen before, and both are
    >> >VERY aggravating. These have to do with my email client (Outlook Express

    >6)
    >> >and IE6 browser, but may be happening elsewhere as well:
    >> >
    >> >1. A click with the mouse on the vertical scroll button (or just anywhere

    >in
    >> >the 'track' that the vertical scroll button slides on for that matter)

    >will
    >> >immediately reposition the text cursor to the end of the line adjacent to
    >> >the mouse-click. EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING, as I often want to scroll up or

    >down
    >> >many lines to just review something, then instantly return to where the
    >> >mouse cursor was by hitting a right or left arrow key. But now the text
    >> >cursor winds up wherever I scroll to!
    >> >
    >> >2. In my Browser (and it seems in a lot of other applications as well),
    >> >clicking with mouse above or below the vertical scroll button, which is
    >> >supposed to just scroll slightly less than one full page, is now

    >scrolling a
    >> >lot more than that, like sometimes as much as 2-3 pages, thus skipping

    >much
    >> >in the process. Again, VERY AGGRAVATING!
    >> >
    >> >Has anyone else noticed this, and is there a fix? I'm always up-to-date

    >on
    >> >latest Windows code (that was where the problem came from, I'm sure). Is
    >> >there some registry setting that can fix this???
    >> >
    >> >-dg
    >> >

    >>
    >> --
    >> Basic computer maintenance
    >> http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html

    >


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