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Old 04-28-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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I have a very basic mouse and it's developed an annoying problem. Whenever I am scrolling down a webpage with the mouse wheel, the page jumps backwards, to the previous page, or sometimes forwards.

I was filling in a form online earlier and I lost all the data I had entered becuse of this. Very annoying!

Help much appreciated.

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Old 04-28-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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Is your mouse optical or ball-trap?
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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It's an optical mouse. The problem has only developed recently.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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Do you have happen to have a laptop with a mouse pad, because I remember a while back I had the same problem and later found out my wrist was touching the mouse pad the same time I was using mouse, interfering and causing trouble for me!

You could try, TouchFreeze[1], of course that's for typing, but it might work. Got nothing to lose, now do we?

[1] http://download-free.programas-grati...h-Freeze-1.0.2
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, actually I have a desktop. Should I still try TouchFreeze?
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No, TouchFreeze is for typing related matters, I just read their FAQs.

What happens when you leave the mouse perfectly still?
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Not sure, it seems to be just when i scroll.
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Dang, too bad I didn't have a video.

Have you blown into the bottom of the mouse or cleaned it lately, because sometimes that could affect it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:36 AM   #9
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Yes I gave it and the keyboard a through clean the other day.
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Yeah, "keyboard" - what about the mouse? Or was that a typo?
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Oh sorry, yes I cleaned the mouse the other day, just wiped it with a duster.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:42 AM   #12
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I know that some versions of FF and even Google Chrome have a bug where when you have "smooth scrolling" check or anything else where it's located at (so any of the other general options) will causes errors or what you're experiencing.

Do you by chance have any mouse shortcuts setup?
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How do I check about the mouse shortcuts?
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This is how you check for smooth scrolling



As for mouse gentures, that was only for Opera, and other Browsers. I'm not sure if FF has those.
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I'd just go ahead and un-check all of the following:

* Use Auto scrolling
* Use Smooth scrolling
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Ah, of course, I have unchecked them both and see how that goes. Thanks!

I have to go out but I will see if the problem persists later. If not i'll mark the thread as solved!
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Okay, Thank you.

Have a good one.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:51 AM   #18
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if it is still a problem reinstall your mouse drivers
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Hmmm still happening. This is such a cheapo ,usb mouse I have, no brand name. I don't remeber having to install any drivers. Just plugged it in. Could that be the problem?
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Yes, drivers are needed. If you give me the full name of the mouse and your computer I'll try and pick you a driver up from Google.
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