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mouse wheel issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Keith G Hicks, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Keith G Hicks

    Keith G Hicks Flightless Bird

    OE and O2003 (and earlier versions) seem to know which panel in the program
    you have your mouse over when you roll the mouse wheel. You don't have to
    click into the panel to tell it. For example, if you have Outlook open and
    you hold your mouse pointer over the mail folders panel and *without*
    clicking into it you move the wheel, the folders scroll up and down. Then if
    you move over to the panel that shows what's in one fo the folders (inbox
    for example) and again *without* clicking into that panel, moving the wheel
    again scrolls the contents of that panel, not the one you were in before.
    There are other programs that do this as well. However, this is NOT the case
    with Windows Explorer which I use all day long. It's very annoying that you
    have to click into the panel on the right that shows the tree of folders in
    order for the wheel to scroll that area. It would seem that if MS can make O
    and OE behave properly then they could do the same with W.E. Seems logical
    but oh well. Maybe this is fixed in 7? It would just be nice if it were a
    consistent behavior in software that comes from the same company.
     
  2. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    That is a function of the mouse driver, not the various applications or
    Windows, check your mouse settings in control panel.

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    "Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:ugO5z16kKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > OE and O2003 (and earlier versions) seem to know which panel in the
    > program you have your mouse over when you roll the mouse wheel. You don't
    > have to click into the panel to tell it. For example, if you have Outlook
    > open and you hold your mouse pointer over the mail folders panel and
    > *without* clicking into it you move the wheel, the folders scroll up and
    > down. Then if you move over to the panel that shows what's in one fo the
    > folders (inbox for example) and again *without* clicking into that panel,
    > moving the wheel again scrolls the contents of that panel, not the one you
    > were in before. There are other programs that do this as well. However,
    > this is NOT the case with Windows Explorer which I use all day long. It's
    > very annoying that you have to click into the panel on the right that
    > shows the tree of folders in order for the wheel to scroll that area. It
    > would seem that if MS can make O and OE behave properly then they could do
    > the same with W.E. Seems logical but oh well. Maybe this is fixed in 7?
    > It would just be nice if it were a consistent behavior in software that
    > comes from the same company.
    >
     
  3. Keith G Hicks

    Keith G Hicks Flightless Bird

    I would say that cannot be true. If it behaves one way in one app and a
    different way in another then it is certainly how the specific app is
    responding to the messaging system. Windows Explorer must have been written
    to ignore the position of the mouse pointer when the wheel is turned. There
    are no settigns in teh mouse driver for specifying how specific applciations
    behave in response to teh wheel. There is a general wheel setting but
    nothign that specifies what I am talking about.


    "David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
    news:ubKzNN7kKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > That is a function of the mouse driver, not the various applications or
    > Windows, check your mouse settings in control panel.
    >
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    >
    >
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    > "Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:ugO5z16kKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> OE and O2003 (and earlier versions) seem to know which panel in the
    >> program you have your mouse over when you roll the mouse wheel. You don't
    >> have to click into the panel to tell it. For example, if you have Outlook
    >> open and you hold your mouse pointer over the mail folders panel and
    >> *without* clicking into it you move the wheel, the folders scroll up and
    >> down. Then if you move over to the panel that shows what's in one fo the
    >> folders (inbox for example) and again *without* clicking into that panel,
    >> moving the wheel again scrolls the contents of that panel, not the one
    >> you were in before. There are other programs that do this as well.
    >> However, this is NOT the case with Windows Explorer which I use all day
    >> long. It's very annoying that you have to click into the panel on the
    >> right that shows the tree of folders in order for the wheel to scroll
    >> that area. It would seem that if MS can make O and OE behave properly
    >> then they could do the same with W.E. Seems logical but oh well. Maybe
    >> this is fixed in 7? It would just be nice if it were a consistent
    >> behavior in software that comes from the same company.
    >>

    >
     
  4. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    It's 100% true, if you do a plain jane install of Windows XP you have to
    click on a window to get focus in order to scroll, the ability to scroll by
    just having the cursor over a window is controlled by the mouse driver, I've
    had this exact setting (which I set to scroll only by moving the curser over
    the window) on my last 3 laptops, and the setting isn't available until you
    install the proper drivers for your hardware.

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    "Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:u$nILb7kKHA.3476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I would say that cannot be true. If it behaves one way in one app and a
    >different way in another then it is certainly how the specific app is
    >responding to the messaging system. Windows Explorer must have been written
    >to ignore the position of the mouse pointer when the wheel is turned. There
    >are no settigns in teh mouse driver for specifying how specific
    >applciations behave in response to teh wheel. There is a general wheel
    >setting but nothign that specifies what I am talking about.
    >
    >
    > "David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
    > news:ubKzNN7kKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> That is a function of the mouse driver, not the various applications or
    >> Windows, check your mouse settings in control panel.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> "Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:ugO5z16kKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> OE and O2003 (and earlier versions) seem to know which panel in the
    >>> program you have your mouse over when you roll the mouse wheel. You
    >>> don't have to click into the panel to tell it. For example, if you have
    >>> Outlook open and you hold your mouse pointer over the mail folders panel
    >>> and *without* clicking into it you move the wheel, the folders scroll up
    >>> and down. Then if you move over to the panel that shows what's in one fo
    >>> the folders (inbox for example) and again *without* clicking into that
    >>> panel, moving the wheel again scrolls the contents of that panel, not
    >>> the one you were in before. There are other programs that do this as
    >>> well. However, this is NOT the case with Windows Explorer which I use
    >>> all day long. It's very annoying that you have to click into the panel
    >>> on the right that shows the tree of folders in order for the wheel to
    >>> scroll that area. It would seem that if MS can make O and OE behave
    >>> properly then they could do the same with W.E. Seems logical but oh
    >>> well. Maybe this is fixed in 7? It would just be nice if it were a
    >>> consistent behavior in software that comes from the same company.
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     

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