scrolling, cursor jumps to top

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kryzma, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Kryzma

    Kryzma Guest

    In My Pictures, My Documents and Windows Email, I cannot scroll to anything
    past what is visible when I open the file. I move the side bar scroll down
    and when I let go, it jumps to the top again. Also, tried to turn screen
    saver back on; I can see my selection; i.e. "Bubbles", but when I try to make
    the selection, the screen looks like I did not make any selection.
     
    Kryzma, Dec 13, 2007
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  2. Kryzma

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Kryzma.

    In Vista, My Pictures and My Documents don't exist except as "Junctions"
    that point to the Vista equivalents of those WinXP folder names. And
    there's no "Windows Email", either; you probably mean "Windows Mail". Small
    difference, but you know how picky computers can be. :>(

    Can you open C:\Users\Kryzma\Documents? Does the scrolling problem happen
    there? (If Kryzma is not your user name, then change to your name.)

    If you need to post back, be sure to tell us which version of Vista you are
    running. If it was pre-installed on your computer when you bought it,
    please tell us the make and model of computer. If you're using something
    other than the "original equipment", tell us which make and model mouse you
    are using and which drivers you may have installed.

    I'm one of many users who have complained of some such quirks, even with a
    Microsoft-branded mouse and drivers downloaded from Microsoft. :>( Some
    problems have been fixed; others we just live with for now.

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Dec 13, 2007
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  3. Kryzma

    Kryzma Guest

    Thank you... Tried a new wireless, notebook mouse, Swiss Army Brand, when all
    the problrms started. Never accured to me that could be a problem. I could
    not even scroll in My Computer to open C:\Users\Kryzma\Documents, as you
    mentioned. Start with the easiest possible solution, I put my cheap Saitek
    USB mouse in and voila!, No more scrolling issues. I am greatful.
     
    Kryzma, Dec 13, 2007
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Kryzma.

    I'm glad you got it working!

    As you might not have noticed yet, there is also no "My Computer" in Vista.
    It's just "Computer" now. Almost all of the "My " prefaces have been
    eliminated or converted to junctions, just as "My Documents" now points to
    "C:\Users\Kryzma\Documents". The new junctions exist only for the benefit
    of legacy applications that have not yet been updated for Vista; when one of
    them points to My Documents, Vista translates to the new location.

    You should be able to click Start | Documents and go directly to
    C:\Users\Kryzma\Documents. And Start | Pictures should take you straight to
    C:\Users\Kryzma\Pictures.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Dec 14, 2007
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