Minor Bug in VISTA Ultimate - Release Version

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ChuckM, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. ChuckM

    ChuckM Guest

    First off, Microsoft support wouldn't take my bug report. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
    I'm trying to help them and they push me off to make another phone call. I've
    wasted enough time on this.

    Minor behaviour bug, but it is there... made me go to Google to figure out
    what changed. Will make a lot of people panic thinking they lost their files
    or data.

    It is a minor issue:

    I needed to make a host file entry to get my exchange access working.

    So I opened up Notepad, file open, went to Windows/System32

    The listing of files in System32 was large, so when I clicked the scroll bar
    to go down a "page" to find the drivers directory, it wasn't there.

    So I looked up on Google how to change the host file in Vista... (assuming
    it moved) and saw that it should be in that folder.

    I did it again, (went to load up the file in Notepad), in system32, clicked
    on the scroll bar to go down a page, and the drivers folder wasn't there.

    Then that's when I noticed this behavioral bug. Clicking on the scroll down
    (not the arrow buttons, the actual scroll bar to go down a whole page),
    actually SKIPPED files. In my case with Vista Ultimate 32bit, two files. One
    of which was the Drivers folder.

    Now this might seem minor but it was enough to make me check Google and
    re-do it twice before I found out the problem/bug... If this is happening
    throughout the system, I suspect that a lot of people will think that some
    files are missing or overwrite files that already exist but "aren't listed"

    I've been using this stuff since Windows 3.0 and I was a little surprised
    that such a major problem wasn't found yet. Makes me wonder what else is not
    working right just yet.

    I am also angry at Microsoft for making it so impossible to report a bug
    without being submitted to hell first. As the web site instructs, call the
    support line to report a bug, was on hold for abour 30 minutes, told them I
    was in Canada and they said I have to report the bug using Canada and here is
    the telephone number... I told them that they can call me if they think they
    want to fix a bug in their product. Stupid... Try to help and get on hold

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    ChuckM, Nov 22, 2006
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  2. ChuckM

    SpeedKing Guest

    Funny, I just tried doing that and I could see the drivers folder right
    there without any problem.
    Never skipped any files or folders when I did it.
    SpeedKing, Nov 22, 2006
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  3. ChuckM

    SpeedKing Guest

    IF you have the mouse wheel set to scroll a page at a time or anything more
    than ONE line at a time then maybe.
    I always set the scroll to one line at a time and never use the scroll bar.
    SpeedKing, Nov 22, 2006
  4. ChuckM

    SpeedKing Guest

    Arrange files so that all folders are at the top.
    Also scrolling one page at a time even in XP could cause"skipped"folders if
    the folders were not in tidy order.
    SpeedKing, Nov 22, 2006
  5. ChuckM

    Bill Guest

    I haven't seen that in either Ultimate or Home Premium editions.

    While on the subject of bugs though, I don't recall seeing anyone
    mention in here a bug I reported that the EULA and any other terms can
    not be viewed properly in Vista during installs because the viewing
    window does not wrap nor scroll to the right. This is part of the same
    bug I reported about how many windows seem to be based on the XP/2003
    dimensions, and not the smaller windows (read: thicker borders) Vista
    uses to display where text is chopped off by the edge of the window.
    Very sloppy GUI in that regard.
    Bill, Nov 22, 2006
  6. ChuckM

    Rock Guest

    Your bug does not reproduce here, Vista RTM Ultimate. Clicking on the
    scroll bar one time in file open within Notepad shows the drivers folder.
    Rock, Nov 23, 2006

  7. What is happening Rock is that if you have the mouse set to advance one full
    page at a click of the scroll wheel, or click on the scroll bar (which will
    also advance the file window one full page), the page actually scrolls a
    page plus two lines. I constantly have to use the up arrow key to see what
    has been bypassed due to this action. I have seen this on more than a dozen
    varying computers running Vista RTM.

    It's a shame I didn't see this earlier during the RC's as I would have
    bugged the same to Microsoft. They will now have to fix this in an update or



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    Richard Urban, Nov 23, 2006
  8. ChuckM

    Rock Guest

    Ahh I see...thanks.
    Rock, Nov 23, 2006
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