All Windows Scroll to Bottom of Page/Pane

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  1. wjb

    wjb Guest

    Hi,

    I have a couple of sudden, strange problems:

    1. If in any program where a pane's contents are more than fits in the
    visible pane, it automatically scrolls all the way down. If I drag the
    scroll bar to the top, it again moves all the way down.
    2. I'm entering this message via Windows Mail. I tried using IE, but in
    addition to having problem 1 above, when I try to sign into my passport, as
    soon as I try typing in my password, it will switch windows back to the one
    where I had opened the MS Vista forum page.

    I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1. Please help as I cannot get anything done
    while Vista is behaving this way.

    Thanks
    wjb, Dec 8, 2008
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    "wjb" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a couple of sudden, strange problems:
    >
    > 1. If in any program where a pane's contents are more than fits in the
    > visible pane, it automatically scrolls all the way down. If I drag the
    > scroll bar to the top, it again moves all the way down.
    > 2. I'm entering this message via Windows Mail. I tried using IE, but in
    > addition to having problem 1 above, when I try to sign into my passport,
    > as soon as I try typing in my password, it will switch windows back to the
    > one where I had opened the MS Vista forum page.
    >
    > I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1. Please help as I cannot get anything done
    > while Vista is behaving this way.
    >
    > Thanks
    Mark L. Ferguson, Dec 8, 2008
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  3. I wonder if the down arrow key is stuck on your keyboard. Or maybe Page
    Down, or perhaps a dodgy touchpad if it's a laptop.

    SteveT
    Steve Thackery, Dec 8, 2008
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  4. wjb

    dgendjar Guest

    I am having this same problem but I'm not sure which update has cause
    the scrolling to the bottom of the window. How do I identify whic
    update caused the problem

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    dgendjar, Dec 23, 2008
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  5. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    I have this same problem, and it's driving me mad. This is a brand new
    computer with a newly installed operating system and a brand new mouse. It is
    not a stuck key. It is not a faulty mouse. It is not a virus.

    I've seen complaints about this all over the internet, and not a single
    solution. I just see the same WRONG suggestions - your key is stuck, your
    mouse is bad, your computer has a virus. NONE of these is the solution.

    It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the only way to stop
    it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom and the
    computer becomes unusable.

    What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there a workaround? Can
    someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista.


    "wjb" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a couple of sudden, strange problems:
    >
    > 1. If in any program where a pane's contents are more than fits in the
    > visible pane, it automatically scrolls all the way down. If I drag the
    > scroll bar to the top, it again moves all the way down.
    > 2. I'm entering this message via Windows Mail. I tried using IE, but in
    > addition to having problem 1 above, when I try to sign into my passport, as
    > soon as I try typing in my password, it will switch windows back to the one
    > where I had opened the MS Vista forum page.
    >
    > I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1. Please help as I cannot get anything done
    > while Vista is behaving this way.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    Sheryl, Jan 4, 2009
    #5
  6. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    Someone on Facebook suggested to me that it was a problem with the Thinkpad's
    touchpad (or possibly the virtual scrolling feature of the touchpad). I just
    disabled the touchpad, and I'll see how it goes!


    "Richie Hardwick" wrote:

    > On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:50:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the only way to stop
    > >it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom and the
    > >computer becomes unusable.
    > >
    > >What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there a workaround? Can
    > >someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista.

    >
    > That used to happen to me about once a week - and I'm running 32-bit.
    > You're right, a restart fixes it.
    >
    > It hasn't happened in months... and I don't know what fixed it. Only
    > thing I can think of is that I have been using Firefox exclusively for
    > about the same length of time.
    >
    >
    Sheryl, Jan 5, 2009
    #6
  7. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    It did occur to me that it was a browser issue because it always seemed to
    happen first in the browser. I switched to Google Chrome and it didn't help.
    Might be interesting to try Firefox. Though if I try too many things at once
    (already turned off the touchpad), I won't know what fixed it.


    "Richie Hardwick" wrote:

    > On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:50:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the only way to stop
    > >it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom and the
    > >computer becomes unusable.
    > >
    > >What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there a workaround? Can
    > >someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista.

    >
    > That used to happen to me about once a week - and I'm running 32-bit.
    > You're right, a restart fixes it.
    >
    > It hasn't happened in months... and I don't know what fixed it. Only
    > thing I can think of is that I have been using Firefox exclusively for
    > about the same length of time.
    >
    >
    Sheryl, Jan 5, 2009
    #7
  8. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    If disabling the touchpad doesn't help, I'll try your solution next. I want
    to try one thing at a time so I know what's causing what.

    The IE engine is also used in Outlook, so I'm not sure how much it will help
    me to dump IE. Do you use Outlook?


    "Richie Hardwick" wrote:

    > On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:39:00 -0800, Sheryl
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Someone on Facebook suggested to me that it was a problem with the Thinkpad's
    > >touchpad (or possibly the virtual scrolling feature of the touchpad). I just
    > >disabled the touchpad, and I'll see how it goes!

    >
    > I doubt that will fix it. Mine is a desktop with a very standard
    > keyboard.
    >
    >
    > >"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:50:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > >> <> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the only way to stop
    > >> >it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom and the
    > >> >computer becomes unusable.
    > >> >
    > >> >What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there a workaround? Can
    > >> >someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista.
    > >>
    > >> That used to happen to me about once a week - and I'm running 32-bit.
    > >> You're right, a restart fixes it.
    > >>
    > >> It hasn't happened in months... and I don't know what fixed it. Only
    > >> thing I can think of is that I have been using Firefox exclusively for
    > >> about the same length of time.
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    Sheryl, Jan 5, 2009
    #8
  9. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    I'm not using either WinAmp or iTunes. Just Windows Media Player. I don't
    even have all my software installed on this system yet because it's so new.

    If the problem was with the IE component, you'd still have problems because
    you run Outlook, which uses IE as a component internally. Might be something
    else you were using.

    And it may very well be that more than one app can cause the problem - might
    be some internal API call that different apps use.

    I'm still hoping it was my touchpad and the problem is gone. Time will tell.


    "Richie Hardwick" wrote:

    > On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:43:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >If disabling the touchpad doesn't help, I'll try your solution next. I want
    > >to try one thing at a time so I know what's causing what.
    > >
    > >The IE engine is also used in Outlook, so I'm not sure how much it will help
    > >me to dump IE. Do you use Outlook?

    >
    > I used Outlook 2003 for several years and am now using Outlook 2007.
    >
    > That's not the problem.
    >
    > I seem to remember an interaction with Winamp, of all things. I use
    > the Pro version, and also did when I used to have the problems. I
    > might also have had iTunes installed, but an earlier version than is
    > available now. I uninstalled THAT about the same time the problem
    > went away.
    >
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:39:00 -0800, Sheryl
    > >> <> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >Someone on Facebook suggested to me that it was a problem with the Thinkpad's
    > >> >touchpad (or possibly the virtual scrolling feature of the touchpad). I just
    > >> >disabled the touchpad, and I'll see how it goes!
    > >>
    > >> I doubt that will fix it. Mine is a desktop with a very standard
    > >> keyboard.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:50:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > >> >> <> wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the only way to stop
    > >> >> >it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom and the
    > >> >> >computer becomes unusable.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there a workaround? Can
    > >> >> >someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> That used to happen to me about once a week - and I'm running 32-bit.
    > >> >> You're right, a restart fixes it.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> It hasn't happened in months... and I don't know what fixed it. Only
    > >> >> thing I can think of is that I have been using Firefox exclusively for
    > >> >> about the same length of time.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >
    Sheryl, Jan 5, 2009
    #9
  10. wjb

    tonygts Guest

    I had the same problem with my notebook, and I had solved the proble
    (only for notebook). It is indeed the problem of the Touchpad; you ca
    even reproduce the problem by scrolling the Touchpad virtual vertica
    scroll (the vertical right area of the Touchpad) using your finge
    stroking down this area, then you will have this problem (i.e. windo
    always scroll to bottom, after you use your mouse to move the vertica
    scroll bar to the top). To solve this problem, just tap on the Touchpa
    again

    Try it, if it still doesn't solve your problem, then it could b
    problem with other input devices, like the mouse, keyboard or eve
    faulty USB hub as was reported by others

    Sheryl;1124821 Wrote:
    > If disabling the touchpad doesn't help, I'll try your solution next.
    > wan
    > to try one thing at a time so I know what's causing what
    >
    > The IE engine is also used in Outlook, so I'm not sure how much it wil
    > hel
    > me to dump IE. Do you use Outlook
    >
    >
    > "Richie Hardwick" wrote
    >
    > > On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:39:00 -0800, Shery
    > > <> wrote

    >
    > > >Someone on Facebook suggested to me that it was a problem with th

    > Thinkpad'
    > > >touchpad (or possibly the virtual scrolling feature of th

    > touchpad). I jus
    > > >disabled the touchpad, and I'll see how it goes

    >
    > > I doubt that will fix it. Mine is a desktop with a very standar
    > > keyboard

    >
    >
    > > >"Richie Hardwick" wrote

    > >
    > > >> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:50:01 -0800, Shery
    > > >> <> wrote
    > > >
    > > >> >It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the onl

    > way to sto
    > > >> >it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom an

    > th
    > > >> >computer becomes unusable
    > > >>
    > > >> >What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there

    > workaround? Ca
    > > >> >someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista
    > > >
    > > >> That used to happen to me about once a week - and I'm runnin

    > 32-bit
    > > >> You're right, a restart fixes it
    > > >
    > > >> It hasn't happened in months... and I don't know what fixed it

    > Onl
    > > >> thing I can think of is that I have been using Firefox exclusivel

    > fo
    > > >> about the same length of time
    > > >
    > > >

    >


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  11. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    Follow-up... It was the touchpad. I have not had the problem since I disabled
    the touchpad.


    "Sheryl" wrote:

    > I'm not using either WinAmp or iTunes. Just Windows Media Player. I don't
    > even have all my software installed on this system yet because it's so new.
    >
    > If the problem was with the IE component, you'd still have problems because
    > you run Outlook, which uses IE as a component internally. Might be something
    > else you were using.
    >
    > And it may very well be that more than one app can cause the problem - might
    > be some internal API call that different apps use.
    >
    > I'm still hoping it was my touchpad and the problem is gone. Time will tell.
    >
    >
    > "Richie Hardwick" wrote:
    >
    > > On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:43:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > > <> wrote:
    > >
    > > >If disabling the touchpad doesn't help, I'll try your solution next. I want
    > > >to try one thing at a time so I know what's causing what.
    > > >
    > > >The IE engine is also used in Outlook, so I'm not sure how much it will help
    > > >me to dump IE. Do you use Outlook?

    > >
    > > I used Outlook 2003 for several years and am now using Outlook 2007.
    > >
    > > That's not the problem.
    > >
    > > I seem to remember an interaction with Winamp, of all things. I use
    > > the Pro version, and also did when I used to have the problems. I
    > > might also have had iTunes installed, but an earlier version than is
    > > available now. I uninstalled THAT about the same time the problem
    > > went away.
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:39:00 -0800, Sheryl
    > > >> <> wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >> >Someone on Facebook suggested to me that it was a problem with the Thinkpad's
    > > >> >touchpad (or possibly the virtual scrolling feature of the touchpad). I just
    > > >> >disabled the touchpad, and I'll see how it goes!
    > > >>
    > > >> I doubt that will fix it. Mine is a desktop with a very standard
    > > >> keyboard.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> >"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
    > > >> >
    > > >> >> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:50:01 -0800, Sheryl
    > > >> >> <> wrote:
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> >It happens intermittantly for no reason I can see, and the only way to stop
    > > >> >> >it is to reboot. Every window scrolls HARD down to the bottom and the
    > > >> >> >computer becomes unusable.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >What is the solution? There is a bug somewhere. Is there a workaround? Can
    > > >> >> >someone report this and fix it? I'm running 64-bit Vista.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> That used to happen to me about once a week - and I'm running 32-bit.
    > > >> >> You're right, a restart fixes it.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> It hasn't happened in months... and I don't know what fixed it. Only
    > > >> >> thing I can think of is that I have been using Firefox exclusively for
    > > >> >> about the same length of time.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >>

    > >
    Sheryl, Jan 24, 2009
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  12. wjb

    tonygts Guest

    I had the same problem with my notebook, and I had solved the problem
    (only for notebook). It is indeed the problem of the Touchpad; you can
    even reproduce the problem by scrolling the Touchpad virtual vertical
    scroll (the vertical right area of the Touchpad) using your finger
    stroking down this area, then you will have this problem (i.e. window
    always scroll to bottom, after you use your mouse to move the vertical
    scroll bar to the top). To solve this problem, just tap on the Touchpad
    again.

    Try it, if it still doesn't solve your problem, then it could be
    problem with other input devices, like the mouse, keyboard or even
    faulty USB hub as reported by others.


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    tonygts, Jan 24, 2009
    #12
  13. wjb

    Sheryl Guest

    My problem was solved when I disabled the touchpad. I don't think that
    tapping on it would help. As I recall, I tried that - maybe I didn't, can't
    remember. In any case, I don't need the touchpad so I'm happy with it off.

    "tonygts" wrote:

    >
    > I had the same problem with my notebook, and I had solved the problem
    > (only for notebook). It is indeed the problem of the Touchpad; you can
    > even reproduce the problem by scrolling the Touchpad virtual vertical
    > scroll (the vertical right area of the Touchpad) using your finger
    > stroking down this area, then you will have this problem (i.e. window
    > always scroll to bottom, after you use your mouse to move the vertical
    > scroll bar to the top). To solve this problem, just tap on the Touchpad
    > again.
    >
    > Try it, if it still doesn't solve your problem, then it could be
    > problem with other input devices, like the mouse, keyboard or even
    > faulty USB hub as reported by others.
    >
    >
    > --
    > tonygts
    >
    Sheryl, Jan 24, 2009
    #13
  14. wjb

    ParrotSlave Guest

    Mine is doing the same thing. I can't even get "all programs" to lis
    without it scrolling to the bottom, and this can be after a fresh reboo
    without having done any browsing with any browser, and I use several, s
    I don't think browsing has anything to do with it. What else it does
    though, is that drop-down lists on web pages only flicker for a secon
    or so and I am unable to choose anything. But it's not just web pages:
    I was unable to install a program (PhotoStudio) in any language bu
    Swedish. I then tried system restore, which didn't work. Then
    accidentally discovered that pressing the shift key while scrolling wil
    allow normal scrolling; that sometimes fixes it for a while. Th
    control key can also be used to slow down the scrolling. Neither o
    these fixes it properly, but it is a work-around. I was able to instal
    PhotoStudio in English, thank the Lord, by pressing the shift key whil
    I selected my language. In my case, the touchpad is disabled since I us
    a wireless mouse, so it is not the touchpad. Since I am addicted to m
    mouse (I hate laptops) I haven't tried disabling it and using just th
    touchpad, but I will get a spare mouse--I should have one anyway--an
    see if switching the mouse solves the problem permanently

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    ParrotSlave, Sep 15, 2009
    #14
  15. wjb

    kristlebawl Guest

    ParrotSlave wrote:
    > Mine is doing the same thing. I can't even get "all programs" to list
    > without it scrolling to the bottom, and this can be after a fresh reboot
    > without having done any browsing with any browser, and I use several, so
    > I don't think browsing has anything to do with it. What else it does,
    > though, is that drop-down lists on web pages only flicker for a second
    > or so and I am unable to choose anything. But it's not just web pages:
    > I was unable to install a program (PhotoStudio) in any language but
    > Swedish. I then tried system restore, which didn't work. Then I
    > accidentally discovered that pressing the shift key while scrolling will
    > allow normal scrolling; that sometimes fixes it for a while. The
    > control key can also be used to slow down the scrolling. Neither of
    > these fixes it properly, but it is a work-around. I was able to install
    > PhotoStudio in English, thank the Lord, by pressing the shift key while
    > I selected my language. In my case, the touchpad is disabled since I use
    > a wireless mouse, so it is not the touchpad. Since I am addicted to my
    > mouse (I hate laptops) I haven't tried disabling it and using just the
    > touchpad, but I will get a spare mouse--I should have one anyway--and
    > see if switching the mouse solves the problem permanently.


    This sounds obvious, but, check Scroll Lock, Page Down and down arrow
    keys to make sure they're not stuck.
    kristlebawl, Sep 15, 2009
    #15
  16. wjb

    Kirk Douglas Guest

    I had this problems with a new thinkbook. the problem was solved with
    cleaning the mousepad, especially the right side. the readup on
    Microsoft's kb articles had only provided short term solutions until i
    simply cleaned the pad. :)


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    Kirk Douglas, Apr 26, 2010
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