browers scroll when cursor not in scroll area

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by dmodie, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. dmodie

    dmodie Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2011
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    I have a gateway m-6843 laptop that originally came with vista. It has a track pad, or whatever that thing on laptops is called.

    I installed windows 7. In both FF and IE when the cursor is NOT in the scroll area, it acts as though I am holding on to the scroll bar. So if I move my cursor down near the bottom of the main part of the browser page (again, outside of the scroll area) it acts as if I grabbed the scroll bar and flung it down. It is intermittent, but bad enough that doing anything online is almost impossible.

    Other apps probably act this way as well for me, but i haven't tried them, yet.

    Any ideas? thanks
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    May 16, 2010
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    Try using normal mouse via the usb port to determine if the trackpad is at fault - if the problem ceases then the cause must be with the trackpad itself.
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    May 1, 2008
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    I would unictall the mouse from the device manager, and reboot. Let Windows reintall the drivers correctl and see if it works.You could try disabling the touchpad, on a temporary basis, to see if that might be the problem.

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