Why does the cursor grab my web-page and scroll up (or down) by itself?
August 10, 2009 12:00 PM Subscribe
Why do windows on my laptop sometimes scroll by themselves, or via touchpad movements?
posted by Rash to technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
XP newbie with newish Win XP Thinkpad having trouble with cursor and/or touchpad behavior.
I'd like to control scrolling only with the keyboard's arrow or PgUp/PgDn keys, or by dragging the scroll bar with my mouse or clicking its arrows.
And yet, something automagically kicks in with my new laptop -- the scrollbar (and page) moves up and down in tandem with my finger on the touch pad, sometimes even sailing away on its own, even though the cursor's nowhere near the scroll bar -- why?
'Tap to Click' is turned off under mouse -> touch if that's maybe a factor.