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Shift + Click scrollbar does not work in Office 2007

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Daz UK, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Daz UK

    Daz UK Flightless Bird

    In most Microsoft products, including previous versions of Microsoft Office
    and IE7, the functionality exists to Shift + Click the scrollbar to jump to
    the position the mouse clicks at, or to jump to an arbitrary point on the
    scrollbar.


    IN Office 2007 suite products, this functionality does not work. Is there a
    way to enable this or is it either a bug in Office 2007, or are Microsoft
    dropping this useful functionality?


    Many thanks,
    Daz.
     
  2. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <C86391B2-8B09-43A8-85F3-8154E3B9C7DF@microsoft.com>, Daz UK wrote:
    > In most Microsoft products, including previous versions of Microsoft Office
    > and IE7, the functionality exists to Shift + Click the scrollbar to jump to
    > the position the mouse clicks at, or to jump to an arbitrary point on the
    > scrollbar.
    >
    > IN Office 2007 suite products, this functionality does not work. Is there a
    > way to enable this or is it either a bug in Office 2007, or are Microsoft
    > dropping this useful functionality?


    Not sure of the answer to that, but you can rightclick and choose Scroll Here
    from the pop up menu to accomplish the same thing.
     
  3. Daz UK

    Daz UK Flightless Bird

    Yes you are correct, however even that does not behave as expected: when in a
    long word document, right-click scroll-here jumps to the top of the page that
    the point is at, not the point itself (unless you are already on that page).

    Plus right-click scroll here is not available in some other apps that also
    support shift+click on the scrollbar, like Chrome.

    Therefore this is officially, as far as I'm concerned, a mild annoyance!

    "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:

    > In article <C86391B2-8B09-43A8-85F3-8154E3B9C7DF@microsoft.com>, Daz UK wrote:
    > > In most Microsoft products, including previous versions of Microsoft Office
    > > and IE7, the functionality exists to Shift + Click the scrollbar to jump to
    > > the position the mouse clicks at, or to jump to an arbitrary point on the
    > > scrollbar.
    > >
    > > IN Office 2007 suite products, this functionality does not work. Is there a
    > > way to enable this or is it either a bug in Office 2007, or are Microsoft
    > > dropping this useful functionality?

    >
    > Not sure of the answer to that, but you can rightclick and choose Scroll Here
    > from the pop up menu to accomplish the same thing.
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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