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First Running of a Browser after Starting the Machine

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jeff Strickland, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    Start the machine.

    Open the browser, IE8 because this is the IE forum, but any browser will
    give the condition I want to correct.

    The homepage loads and goes to the bottom. If I grab the Scroll bar or roll
    the mouse to the top of hte page, the page returns to the bottom. Depending
    on the browser and homepage that the browser is set to (MSN Explorer and the
    MSN Homepage), if the cursor is put into the Search Box, the box opens (it's
    a dropdown) and the list of previous searches begins scrolling very fast and
    jumps up and down in no apparent order. Nonne of the previous searches can
    be selected -- that's not entirely true, you can select one if you are very
    fast, but the list continues to scroll up and down and your selection is
    ultimately ignored and the computer makes its onw selections over and over
    again.

    I can open another browser and the behavior repeats itself there.

    If I type in a new URL and go to it, the behavior stops, and the browser
    works -- all browsers work -- correctly. In IE8, which is not the preferred
    browser of the person with the problem, I can open a new Tab and the
    behavior stops.

    If I leave the machine running, the problem does not repeat. If I shut the
    machine down, then the problem reappears when it is turned on again.


    Why would all browsers, IE8, MSN Explorer, Google Chrome, and FireFox, go to
    the bottom of the Home Page and insist on staying there no matter where the
    scroll bar is positioned? (The page moves with the scroll bar and the mouse
    wheel, but returns to the bottom when the scroll bar is released or the
    mouse wheel stops.)
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hnloa8$5ol$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Start the machine.
    >
    > Open the browser, IE8 because this is the IE forum, but any browser will
    > give the condition I want to correct.
    >
    > The homepage loads and goes to the bottom. If I grab the Scroll bar or
    > roll the mouse to the top of hte page, the page returns to the bottom.
    > Depending on the browser and homepage that the browser is set to (MSN
    > Explorer and the MSN Homepage), if the cursor is put into the Search Box,
    > the box opens (it's a dropdown) and the list of previous searches begins
    > scrolling very fast and jumps up and down in no apparent order. Nonne of
    > the previous searches can be selected -- that's not entirely true, you can
    > select one if you are very fast, but the list continues to scroll up and
    > down and your selection is ultimately ignored and the computer makes its
    > onw selections over and over again.
    >
    > I can open another browser and the behavior repeats itself there.
    >
    > If I type in a new URL and go to it, the behavior stops, and the browser
    > works -- all browsers work -- correctly. In IE8, which is not the
    > preferred browser of the person with the problem, I can open a new Tab and
    > the behavior stops.
    >
    > If I leave the machine running, the problem does not repeat. If I shut the
    > machine down, then the problem reappears when it is turned on again.
    >
    >
    > Why would all browsers, IE8, MSN Explorer, Google Chrome, and FireFox, go
    > to the bottom of the Home Page and insist on staying there no matter where
    > the scroll bar is positioned? (The page moves with the scroll bar and the
    > mouse wheel, but returns to the bottom when the scroll bar is released or
    > the mouse wheel stops.)
    >


    You have something sending the down arrow character repeatedly. Could be a
    dodgy keyboard, a dodgy keyboard driver, or a 3rd party app that is doing
    this. Given that it's happening in all browsers and not just IE, it's not an
    IE issue.

    Have you got StickyKeys enabled? I've not seen this specific issue with it,
    but have had problems with Ctrl and Scroll locks that were traced back to
    StickyKeys in Windows.

    Do you have a KVM switch? Or any other hardware between the keyboard and the
    PC? Or a dongle of any kind used as a security device by another
    application?

    --
    Dan
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
    news:eu5oBSGxKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hnloa8$5ol$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Start the machine.
    >>
    >> Open the browser, IE8 because this is the IE forum, but any browser will
    >> give the condition I want to correct.
    >>
    >> The homepage loads and goes to the bottom. If I grab the Scroll bar or
    >> roll the mouse to the top of hte page, the page returns to the bottom.
    >> Depending on the browser and homepage that the browser is set to (MSN
    >> Explorer and the MSN Homepage), if the cursor is put into the Search Box,
    >> the box opens (it's a dropdown) and the list of previous searches begins
    >> scrolling very fast and jumps up and down in no apparent order. Nonne of
    >> the previous searches can be selected -- that's not entirely true, you
    >> can select one if you are very fast, but the list continues to scroll up
    >> and down and your selection is ultimately ignored and the computer makes
    >> its onw selections over and over again.
    >>
    >> I can open another browser and the behavior repeats itself there.
    >>
    >> If I type in a new URL and go to it, the behavior stops, and the browser
    >> works -- all browsers work -- correctly. In IE8, which is not the
    >> preferred browser of the person with the problem, I can open a new Tab
    >> and the behavior stops.
    >>
    >> If I leave the machine running, the problem does not repeat. If I shut
    >> the machine down, then the problem reappears when it is turned on again.
    >>
    >>
    >> Why would all browsers, IE8, MSN Explorer, Google Chrome, and FireFox, go
    >> to the bottom of the Home Page and insist on staying there no matter
    >> where the scroll bar is positioned? (The page moves with the scroll bar
    >> and the mouse wheel, but returns to the bottom when the scroll bar is
    >> released or the mouse wheel stops.)
    >>

    >
    > You have something sending the down arrow character repeatedly. Could be a
    > dodgy keyboard, a dodgy keyboard driver, or a 3rd party app that is doing
    > this. Given that it's happening in all browsers and not just IE, it's not
    > an IE issue.
    >
    > Have you got StickyKeys enabled? I've not seen this specific issue with
    > it, but have had problems with Ctrl and Scroll locks that were traced back
    > to StickyKeys in Windows.
    >
    > Do you have a KVM switch? Or any other hardware between the keyboard and
    > the PC? Or a dongle of any kind used as a security device by another
    > application?
    >
    >


    One thing that seems to have changed the behavior is that IE was set to
    125%. When I set IE to 100%, I'm not certain (can't remember for sure), but
    I think it made IE settle down. I know for sure that when I open a second
    tab in IE, or navigate away from the initial Homepage, the problem is
    resolved for all of the browsers. I can even return to the initial Homepage
    and the problem is resolved.
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    There was a similar issue reported during the IE8 beta phase. It was traced
    to a third-party program (a graphics program I think). A google web search
    may help you track down the threads as they have long since been removed
    from the IE8Beta NG.

    A DXDiag on your machine may also be prudent.

    Regards.

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hnm9tf$8cc$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
    > news:eu5oBSGxKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hnloa8$5ol$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Start the machine.
    >>>
    >>> Open the browser, IE8 because this is the IE forum, but any browser will
    >>> give the condition I want to correct.
    >>>
    >>> The homepage loads and goes to the bottom. If I grab the Scroll bar or
    >>> roll the mouse to the top of hte page, the page returns to the bottom.
    >>> Depending on the browser and homepage that the browser is set to (MSN
    >>> Explorer and the MSN Homepage), if the cursor is put into the Search
    >>> Box, the box opens (it's a dropdown) and the list of previous searches
    >>> begins scrolling very fast and jumps up and down in no apparent order.
    >>> Nonne of the previous searches can be selected -- that's not entirely
    >>> true, you can select one if you are very fast, but the list continues to
    >>> scroll up and down and your selection is ultimately ignored and the
    >>> computer makes its onw selections over and over again.
    >>>
    >>> I can open another browser and the behavior repeats itself there.
    >>>
    >>> If I type in a new URL and go to it, the behavior stops, and the browser
    >>> works -- all browsers work -- correctly. In IE8, which is not the
    >>> preferred browser of the person with the problem, I can open a new Tab
    >>> and the behavior stops.
    >>>
    >>> If I leave the machine running, the problem does not repeat. If I shut
    >>> the machine down, then the problem reappears when it is turned on again.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Why would all browsers, IE8, MSN Explorer, Google Chrome, and FireFox,
    >>> go to the bottom of the Home Page and insist on staying there no matter
    >>> where the scroll bar is positioned? (The page moves with the scroll bar
    >>> and the mouse wheel, but returns to the bottom when the scroll bar is
    >>> released or the mouse wheel stops.)
    >>>

    >>
    >> You have something sending the down arrow character repeatedly. Could be
    >> a dodgy keyboard, a dodgy keyboard driver, or a 3rd party app that is
    >> doing this. Given that it's happening in all browsers and not just IE,
    >> it's not an IE issue.
    >>
    >> Have you got StickyKeys enabled? I've not seen this specific issue with
    >> it, but have had problems with Ctrl and Scroll locks that were traced
    >> back to StickyKeys in Windows.
    >>
    >> Do you have a KVM switch? Or any other hardware between the keyboard and
    >> the PC? Or a dongle of any kind used as a security device by another
    >> application?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > One thing that seems to have changed the behavior is that IE was set to
    > 125%. When I set IE to 100%, I'm not certain (can't remember for sure),
    > but I think it made IE settle down. I know for sure that when I open a
    > second tab in IE, or navigate away from the initial Homepage, the problem
    > is resolved for all of the browsers. I can even return to the initial
    > Homepage and the problem is resolved.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     

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